Consumer product recall

ALEX Toys LLC recalls ALEX Hoops for the Tub

Starting date:
February 12, 2018
Posting date:
February 12, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Identification number:

Affected products

ALEX Hoops for the Tub

Product description

This recall involves ALEX Hoops for the Tub bath toy. The bath toy includes 3 soft plastic balls with a squirting feature in assorted colours, along with a basketball net with 2 suction cups.

Affected Products have the model number, UPC number and batch code below:

Model/Item Number UPC Batch Code
694 731346069405 ALEX 32516-P1O1694


Hazard identified

Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that these plastic toys do not meet the Phthalates Regulations and may pose a chemical hazard. Specifically the toys contain a phthalate, Di(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate (DEHP), that exceeds the allowable limit.

Studies suggest that certain phthalates, including DEHP, may cause reproductive and developmental abnormalities in young children when soft vinyl products containing phthalates are sucked or chewed for extended periods.

As of February 5, 2018, the company has received no reports of incidents in Canada, and no reports of 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 240 units of the affected products were sold in Canada at Mastermind Toys.

Time period sold

The recalled product was sold from September 2017 to February 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.




Fairfeld (New Jersey)



Ningbo Beilun Zhi Chang Arts & Crafts Co Ltd.

Beilun District


Images (select thumbnail to enlarge - opens in a new window)

What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact ALEX Toys LLC for disposal instructions and a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact ALEX Toys by telephone at (201) 244-3409 from 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday to Friday (EST), or by email at

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.