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Archived - Massive Soldier with Machine Gun

Starting date:
August 1, 2008
Posting date:
August 1, 2008
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Childrens' Products, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Poisoning Hazard, Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Massive Soldier with Machine Gun

Product description

Plastic green camouflage toy soldier with a golden bullet belt across its chest and two black plastic guns, item no. 08-3000863.

Hazard identified

Testing by Health Canada revealed that the surface paint on the toy contains lead in excess of the allowable limit. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Health Canada has not received reports of illness or injury to Canadians related to the use of this toy.

For more information on the risks and symptoms of lead exposure, visit: It's Your Health : Lead and Human Health.

Number sold

Approximately 55,000 of the recalled toys were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The toys were sold from May 2007 to July 2008 at Dollarama stores nationwide.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Dollarama Inc.
Tel: 1-888-755-1006

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children.

Consumers may return the toy to Dollarama for a replacement.