Recalls and alerts more than 4 years old are automatically archived. While this information can still be accessed in the database, it has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Web pages that are archived on the Web are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats by contacting us.

Plush Animal with Carrier Carrying Case by Oriental Trading Company

Starting date:
June 1, 2009
Posting date:
June 1, 2009
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Expansion of March 2009 recall

Affected products

Plush Animal with Carrier Carrying Case by Oriental Trading Company

Product description

This recall involves three types of plush animal and plush carrying case sets by Oriental Trading Company.

  • Plush Kitten with Cat Carrier Carrying Case: The plush kitten is yellow with brown stripes with a red collar, and has hard plastic eyes and nose. The plush cat carrier is yellow and blue with a grey carrying handle and door. The kitten/carrier set can be identified by item # 6/1541 and UPC 887600653993.
  • Plush Cow with Barn Carrying Case: The plush cow is black and white with yellow horns, and hard plastic eyes and nose. The barn is red with a white roof and carrying handle. The cow/barn set can be identified by item # 6/1539 and UPC 887600654006.
  • Plush Penguin with Igloo Carrying Case: The plush penguin is black and white with a yellow beak and feet; the penguin has hard plastic eyes. The igloo is white with a blue carrying handle. The penguin/igloo set can be identified by item # 6/1543 and UPC 887600653962. 

Hazard identified

Testing by Health Canada has revealed that the hard plastic eyes and nose on the plush animals can easily detach from the toys; 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 these toys.

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

Number sold

Approximately 31 units of these toys were imported into Canada by various retail stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled toys were sold from September 2008 to April 2009.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Oriental Trading Company

Images (select thumbnail to enlarge - opens in a new window)

What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the plush animals with carrier carrying cases away from young children and dispose of them in regular household garbage.