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Pull Along Dachshund Toy

Starting date:
September 9, 2009
Posting date:
September 9, 2009
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500002097

Affected products

Pull Along Dachshund Toy

Product description

This recall involves the Pull Along Dachshund Toy, by Soft Wood. The toy is a dog that is approximately 30cm in length and can be pulled by a string. The string is made of two pieces: one is attached to the product and the other is detachable. Each piece has a red cap that interlocks to connect the two pieces into one string.

The body of the dog is made up of 5 sections, with each section made of a different type and colour of fabric. The head of the dog has 2 floppy ears. There are 2 wooden rods with 2 wooden wheels attached to each rod.

The recalled toy can be identified by item number 831SW-1214 and UPC 8851285212143.

Hazard identified

Some products offered on the Canadian market do not have a knot on the detachable piece of string and the piece attached to the product, which allows the red caps at the end of the pieces to be easily released. These small components pose a choking hazard to young children.

Health Canada has received one report of the red cap being released from the toy.

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 532 of the recalled products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from September 2008 to August 2009.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Thailand.

Companies

Distributor
K.I.D. Toy Inc.
Quebec
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled pull toy away from children, and make a knot at both ends of the detachable piece of string and the piece attached to the product before allowing children to use it again.

For more information, consumers may contact K.I.D Toy Inc. toll-free at 1-800-897-5107.