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Button-eyed Stuffed Toys by Old Navy (Canada) Inc.

Starting date:
February 19, 2009
Posting date:
February 19, 2009
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Physical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500001925

Joint Recall with Old Navy (Canada) Inc., Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC)

Affected products

Button-eyed Stuffed Toys by Old Navy (Canada) Inc.

Product description

This recall involves the complete line of button-eyed stuffed toys by Old Navy (Canada) Inc. The small stuffed toys come in a variety of styles such as a rabbit, penguin and reindeer. The toys are identified by a style number that is printed on a white label sewn into the side seam of the toy.

The following style numbers are included in this recall:
Type of stuffed toy Style number
Brown Plaid Creature (Stubby Stuberson) 612756
Hot Pink Creature (Lucy Toothy) 612800
Dark Pink Rabbit (Honey O'Bunny) 612806
Pink Striped Dove 600571
Grey Dog 6600572
Light Pink Rabbit 612671
Brown Penguin 612672
Brown Reindeer 612728
White Dog (Dr. Poopsie) 612738

Hazard identified

Testing by Health Canada on the White Dog (Dr. Poopsie) stuffed toy (style # 612738) has revealed that the hard button eyes on the stuffed toy can detach from the toy; these small parts pose a choking hazard to young children.

In cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Health Canada, Old Navy (Canada) Inc. is voluntarily extending the recall to include the complete line of button-eyed stuffed toys in both countries, as these toys may present the same hazard.

There have been no reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these stuffed toys.

For some tips to help consumers choose safe toys and to help them keep children safe when they play with toys, see Health Canada's Toy Safety Tips.

Number sold

Approximately 5,400 units were sold in Canada and 35,500 units were sold in the United States at Old Navy stores nationwide and online.

Time period sold

The recalled stuffed toys were sold from July 2008 to February 2009.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Retailer
Old Navy (Canada) Inc.
Toronto
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled stuffed toys away from young children.

Consumers can return the stuffed toys to any Old Navy store for a full refund. Consumers who return the toys before July 1, 2009 will also receive a $5 appreciation card from Old Navy.

For additional information, consumers can contact the firm by phone at 1-866-580-9930 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. EST Saturday, by e-mail at custserv@oldnavy.com.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's Web site.