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“Hill Blazer” High Performance Metal Frame 3-Ski Snow Sled

Starting date:
September 27, 2011
Posting date:
September 27, 2011
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Childrens' Products, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public (GP)
Identification number:

Affected products

"Hill Blazer" High Performance Metal Frame 3-Ski Snow Sled

Product description

This voluntary recall involves the "Hill Blazer" High Performance Metal Frame 3-Ski Snow Sled by ERA Group. The sled features a black frame with a braking system, three skis: 2 lateral skis which are blue and a central ski which is yellow containing an orange rope for transportation purposes, a yellow steering wheel and a blue seat.

The sled is intended for children 6 years and over. The complete dimensions of the sled are 120 x 51 x 38 centimetres. The recalled products can be identified by the model number 6598275 and the UPC 7-72421-99857-9.

Hazard identified

The coating on the black frame contains barium in excess of the allowable limit.

Some forms of barium are safely used in medical and commercial applications, while other forms of barium can be toxic, causing adverse health effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and cramps as well as more severe symptoms. Children's toys coated with paint containing barium in excess of the allowable limit are strictly prohibited in Canada.

Neither ERA Group nor Health Canada has received any reports of incidents or illnesses related to the use of this product in Canada.

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 2,969 units of the recalled "Hill Blazer" 3-Ski sleds were sold across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled "Hill Blazer" 3-Ski sleds were sold from July 2010 to January 2011.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


ERA Group
Ville Saint-Laurent
Tel: 1-877-372-9273
Yongkang Hwatye Co., Ltd.

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What you should do

Consumers are advised to stop using the "Hill Blazer" 3-Ski sleds and contact ERA Group for further instructions.

For further information, consumers may contact ERA Group toll-free at 1-877-372-9273, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST or by e-mail.