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Plush dog with dog house by Oriental Trading Company

Starting date:
March 1, 2009
Posting date:
March 1, 2009
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Childrens' Products, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety, Physical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Plush dog with dog house by Oriental Trading Company

Product description

This recall involves a plush dog and plush dog house set by Oriental Trading Company. The plush dog is light and dark brown in colour, with hard plastic eyes and nose. The plush dog house is white with a red roof and a yellow carrying handle. The dog is approximately 11 cm in length and the dog house is approximately 12 cm long, 10 cm wide and 12 cm high. The plush toy set is identified by item number 6/1538 and UPC 887600653979.

Hazard identified

Testing by Health Canada has revealed that the hard plastic eyes and nose on the plush dog can easily detach from the toy; these small parts pose a choking hazard to young children.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of the plush dog and dog house set.

Number sold

Approximately 75 of the plush dog and dog house sets were imported into Canada by various retail stores in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.

Time period sold

The recalled plush dog and dog house sets were sold from September 2008 to February 2009.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Oriental Trading Company

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the plush dog and dog house set away from young children and dispose of them in regular household garbage.