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Stortz Toys Recalls Green Tones Monkey Glockenspiel

Starting date:
March 11, 2016
Posting date:
March 11, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Green Tones Monkey Glockenspiel

Product description

The Green Tones 8-note Monkey Glockenspiel is a children’s musical instrument with eight metal bars in multiple colors mounted on a wooden base shaped like a monkey. The bars are individually attached to the base with one screw at each end. The second bar from the top is pink, 3.5 inches long and has a “B” stamped on it. This is the bar that needs to be replaced. The Green Tones logo is stamped on the back of the glockenspiel and the tracking number HS0178410914 is printed in black at the bottom.

Hazard identified

The paint on the pink metal note bar of the glockenspiel contains lead in excess of the allowable limit. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Neither Health Canada nor Stortz Toys has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries 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 the General Toy Safety Tips.

Number sold

Approximately 21 units of the recalled Monkey Glockenspiel were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled glockenspiel was sold from November 2015 to January 2016 at select Toy Stores in Canada.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Israel.


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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled glockenspiel away from children, remove the pink bar from the glockenspiel and contact Stortz Toys at 1-866-747-4191 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for information on getting a free replacement pink bar.

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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.