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Zoom Buggy Car and Dream Pillow Star Educational Toys by Kindermusik

Starting date:
December 22, 2010
Posting date:
December 22, 2010
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public (GP)
Identification number:

Joint Recall with Kindermusik, Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC)

Affected products

Zoom Buggy Car and Dream Pillow Star Educational Toys by Kindermusik

Product description

This recall involves 2 types of wooden educational toys sold through Kindermusik. Both toys have the date code "201005" on a tracking label attached to both the product and its packaging. Also, the batch ID "APO18829" can be found on the bottom of the product.

  • The Zoom Buggy Car has a wooden body with red and blue plastic wheels, and a red handle.
  • The Dream Pillow Star is a wooden star with a smaller yellow star attached to it. The star has red, blue and green plastic beads, and a red plastic handle.

Hazard identified

The wheels on the Zoom Buggy Car and the plastic beads on the Dream Pillow Star can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Kindermusik International Inc. has received 15 reports of wheels detaching from the Zoom Buggy Car, with no reported injuries. Kindermusik has not received any reports of incidents with the Dream Pillow Star.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries 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 Health Canada's: Toy Safety Tips.

Number sold

Approximately 1,400 of the recalled products were sold in Canada, while approximately 7,300 were sold in the United States. These products were sold exclusively through Kindermusik Educators as part of Kindermusik At-Home Materials, at Kindermusik classes, or at

Time period sold

The recalled Zoom Buggy Cars were sold from July to October 2010, while the recalled Dream Pillow Stars were sold from August to October 2010.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Kindermusik International Inc.
North Carolina
Tel: 1-800-628-5687
Darton Manufacturing Ltd.

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact their Kindermusik educator to receive a replacement.

For more information, consumers may contact Kindermusik International at 1-800-628-5687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday to Friday (in English only) or by e-mail at Alternatively, visit the Kindermusik International Web site.

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