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Finger Puppets made by Jal Enterprises

Starting date:
June 18, 2010
Posting date:
June 18, 2010
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Childrens' Products, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Finger Puppets made by Jal Enterprises

Product description

This recall involves finger puppets made out of felt, with hard plastic googly eyes attached with glue. The packaging in which the puppet is sold has the words "Puppet Pals Finger Puppets" and "Jal Enterprises" on it. The puppets were sold both individually and as a set of 4 in story sets.

The recalled puppets come in the shape of animals and people; some are Halloween or Christmas-themed.

The story sets are based on the following fairy tales: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Ridinghood, Three Billy Goats Gruff, and the Three Little Pigs.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has identified that the hard plastic eyes on the felt puppet can detach easily; these small parts pose a choking hazard to young children.

Neither Jal Enterprises nor Health Canada has received 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 4,460 of the recalled felt finger puppets were sold individually and approximately 590 story sets with the recalled finger puppets were sold at 2 stores in Vancouver, British Columbia: Kites & Puppets, and Collins Educational Supplies.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from April 1999 to May 2010.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.


Jal Enterprises
British Columbia

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled felt puppets away from children and contact Jal Enterprises for further information.

For more information, consumers may contact Jal Enterprises at 1-604-591-3960.