Consumer product recall

Cansa Impax recalls Bear Plush Toys

Starting date:
March 15, 2018
Posting date:
March 15, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Choking Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Bear Plush Toys

Product description

This recall involves various styles of bear plush toys. The bear plush toys are available in three different sizes and styles.

The plush toys can be identified by the following descriptions and item numbers.
Product Description Item Number
30 cm Bear Wearing a pink hat and holding two hearts with "Te" and "Amo" embroidered HC-1620/30
35 cm Bear Wearing a red hat and scarf with "Love" embroidered. HC-1618/35
40 cm Bear Wearing a pink hat and holding a heart with "Love" embroidered. HC-1605/40

The item numbers can be found on the price tag attached to the bears.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that these plush toys do not meet the Canadian safety requirements for toys. The hard plastic eyes and noses on these plush toys can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

As of March 8, 2018, Cansa Impax has not received any consumer reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these toys 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 350 units of the recalled toys were sold in Canada at various stores.

Time period sold

The recalled toys were sold from July 2016 to March 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Helping Hands Trading Co. Ltd
Cansa Impax

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled plush toys away from children and discard in regular household waste or return to place of purchase for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Cansa Impax by telephone at 1-450-622-3333, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST), by email or by visiting the firm'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.