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Dollarama recalls Water Balloon Pumps

Starting date:
October 18, 2016
Posting date:
October 18, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Laceration Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Dollarama Water Balloon Pumps

Product description

This recall involves Water Balloon Pumps sold at Dollarama.  This toy made of plastic consists of a colored reservoir (blue, red or green) with an attached manual pump, a handle and a nozzle for filling balloons with water. The product was sold with 150 balloons included. The product is intended for children 8 years and older and can be identified by item #14-3043438 and UPC 6 67888 22014 4.

Hazard identified

When the reservoir is filled with water and the pump activated, if the toy is dropped, the pump/handle/nozzle assembly can break and project sharp plastic pieces posing a laceration hazard.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.

Dollarama has received two reports of a pump bursting and causing injuries.

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 66,458 of the recalled water balloon pumps were sold at Dollarama stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled water balloon pumps were sold from March 2015 to June 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Dollarama L.P/S.E.C.
Assisting Trading (HK)
Yin Zhou District

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled water balloon pumps away from children and either dispose of them or return to the store to obtain a refund (no receipt required).

For more information, consumers may contact Dollarama toll free at 1-888-755-1006, extension 1000, 24 hours a day, seven days a week or visit the company's website.

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.