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My Pal Scout Electronic Plush Toy Dog by LeapFrog

Starting date:
August 1, 2009
Posting date:
August 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

My Pal Scout Electronic Plush Toy Dog by LeapFrog

Product description

This recall involves My Pal Scout electronic plush toy dogs by LeapFrog Enterprise Inc. The toy is a green and beige plush dog with plastic decals on its paws. When the decals are pushed, the dog plays songs, speaks, or barks. The plush dog is approximately 23 cm (9 inches) tall by 23 cm (9 inches) wide. The toy is intended for children between 6 and 36 months.

There is a dog tag on the dog's neck with the word "Scout" printed on it. The product has "LeapFrog Ent. Item No. 19142" printed on a white tag attached to the dog and on the toy's packaging.

New My Pal Scout electronic plush dogs with embroidered paws were sold beginning July 2009. Those products are not included in the recall.

Hazard identified

The decals on the paws of the plush toy can be removed and ingested by a child, posing a choking hazard.

LeapFrog in the United States has received two reports of children removing the decals from this toy, including one report of a child ingesting part of the decal.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of this product.

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 110 of the recalled products were sold at Toys R Us across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from May 2009 to June 2009.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Leapfrog Canada

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact LeapFrog to receive a replacement My Pal Scout that has embroidered paws.

For more information, consumers may contact LeapFrog at 1-800-701-5327 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Fridays, or visit the firm's website.