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Hape recalls Best Bugs Magnetic Maze

Starting date:
March 27, 2015
Posting date:
March 27, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Physical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Hape Best Bugs Magnetic Maze

Product description

This recall involves the Hape Best Bugs Magnetic Maze. The maze is a wood frame with grooves for small magnetic balls to travel, and covered by a clear Lucite cover.  A small magnetic pen is attached by a cord to the frame and is used by a child to guide the balls along their path.  Four bugs are depicted on the frame which measures 24.5 centimetres x 24.5 centimetres x 2.1 centimetres and weighs less than one pound.  The model number is E1709.  The Hape logo can be found printed in brown on the front of the frame.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the Lucite cover of the toy can break and produce a small component, posing a choking hazard to young children. The small component can also have sharp edges and points, posing a risk of injury to young children.

Neither Hape nor Health Canada has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries in Canada related to the use of this product.

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 General Toy Safety Tips.

Number sold

Approximately 714 units of the recalled toy were sold through various retail stores and online in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled toys were sold from January 2014 to March 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Hape International (Ningbo) Ltd.
Sherwood Park

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled magnetic maze away from young children and contact Hape to receive a refund.

Consumers may contact Hape at 1-800-661-4142 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MST, Monday through Friday.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.