Canada/Ottawa: Party City recalls an estimated 2,761 Smile Maracas Party Favor Toys due to risk of small component detachment and/or liberation with consequential choking and laceration hazards. HCSC: http://ht.ly/Nf9r306TAB7
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports this recall involves certain clear plastic Mini Maracas in blue, pink, orange and green with a black “smiley face” on one side.
- The interior of the recalled Maracas contain various small colored plastic balls. The Mini Maracas are sold in a transparent package of 12 maracas with UPC 048419627050.
Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled products can be found on the Web site above.
According to Health Canada, its sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled Maracas do not meet the Canadian safety requirements for toys. Specifically, the Maracas can release small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children. Further, when small parts detach or are liberated from the Maracas, sharp points and edges can be exposed posing a laceration hazard.
If plastic or metal fragments are ingested, they could cut the mouth, stomach or other parts of the GI tract, cause intestinal perforation or serious infection and possibly require surgical intervention for their safe removal.
If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Maracas, please do not use them or let your child play with or near them. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.
If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Party City Canada toll-free at 1-800-727-8924. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web sites at http://www.partycity.ca/ or http://www.partycity.ca/category/customer+service.do.
To access Health Canada’s Web page for general toy safety tips, please visit this page: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/product-safety-securite-produits/consumer-consommation/education/toy-jouet/tips-conseils-eng.phpPlease note: the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
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Additional information about this recall:
HCSC ID number: RA-61270
Recalls Direct RIN: 7955-2016
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Filed under: Children, Choking or asphyxiation hazard, Health Canada/Santé Canada, Toys | Tagged: children, choking hazard, HCSC, HCSC ID number: RA-61270, Health Canada, infants, Laceration hazard, Outset Media, Recalls Direct RIN: 7955-2016, Smile Maracas Party Favor Toys, toy, Toys |