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Sugarbooger® Kitty and Puppy Rattles

Starting date:
January 5, 2010
Posting date:
January 5, 2010
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Physical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500002180

Affected products

Sugarbooger® Kitty and Puppy Rattles

Product description

This recall involves Sugarbooger® natural wooden baby rattles in the shape of cat or dog by O.R.E. Originals Inc.

The Kitty Wooden Baby Rattle can be identified by the model number A524 and UPC 3289019556.

The Puppy Wooden Baby Rattle can be identified by the model number A525 and UPC 732389019563.

Hazard identified

Testing by Health Canada in response to a consumer complaint revealed that both the feet and tails of the animal rattles impinge on the rattle gauge, posing a choking/suffocation hazard to young children. The feet and tails of the kitty and puppy rattles are small enough that they can enter into and become lodged in a child's throat.

This toy does not meet the Canadian safety requirements for the size and shape of rattles.

Health Canada is aware of one report of the rattle releasing a small component while in use; there were no injuries as a result of the reported incident.

For some tips to help consumers choose safe toys and to help them keep children safe when they play with toys, see Healthy Canadians' General toy safety tips.

Number sold

Approximately 200 units of the recalled rattles were sold at various retail stores in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from July 2009 to December 2009.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Taiwan.

Companies

Manufacturer
Ore Originals Inc.
Long Beach
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and dispose of the product in their regular household garbage.

For more information, consumers may contact the Canadian sales representative for the product, David Youngson & Associates at 1-800-370-4857.