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Archived - “Vehicle Magnetic Blocks” by Playwell Enterprises

Starting date:
September 1, 2008
Posting date:
September 1, 2008
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products, Miscellaneous, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Audience:
General Public (GP)
Identification number:
RA-500001770

Affected products

"Vehicle Magnetic Blocks" by Playwell Enterprises

Product description

15 piece multicolour plastic vehicle magnetic block set; packaging indicates for ages over 18 months; item # 020750; UPC # 086892207505.

21 piece multicolour plastic vehicle magnetic block set; packaging indicates for ages over 18 months; item # 020511; UPC # 086892205112.

Hazard identified

Testing by Health Canada on the 15 piece vehicle magnetic block set revealed that pieces of the plastic blocks can break off into small, sharp pieces, posing choking and laceration hazards to young children.

Playwell Enterprises is extending the recall to include their 21 piece vehicle magnetic set, as it may present the same hazards.

Health Canada had not received reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these toys.

Number sold

An unknown number of the toys were sold in Canada prior to August 2006.

3,371 of the 15 piece vehicle magnetic set were sold in Canada between August 2006 and August 2008. An unknown number of the 21 piece vehicle magnetic set were sold during this same period.

Time period sold

The toys were sold from December 1994 to August 2008 at various toy, educational and variety stores nationwide.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Importer
Playwell Enterprises Ltd.
Scarborough
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the vehicle magnetic blocks away from children.

Consumers may return the recalled toys to the place of purchase for a refund.

For any additional inquiries, consumers may contact Playwell Enterprises at 416-439-0044.