Consumer product recall

Discount Hub recalls Zodiac Rattle Drum

Starting date:
November 15, 2016
Posting date:
November 15, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Choking Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Zodiac Rattle Drum

Product description

This recall involves the Zodiac Rattle Drum.  This product is available in 12 different styles of cartoon animals. All styles have a rainbow coloured handle and long beaded strings hanging from both sides of the drum. The UPC code is 6 464646 853255.  

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that these rattles do not meet the Canadian safety requirements for rattles. The beaded string and the base of the rattle can enter and become lodged in a child’s throat, posing a choking or suffocation hazard to young children.

Neither Health Canada nor Discount Hub has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these rattles 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 13 units of the recalled rattles were sold in Canada at Discount Hub.

Time period sold

The recalled rattles were sold from July 2016 to September 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



Springflower Toys MZ Model Branch

Shantou City

Guangdong Province



Discount Hub


Nova Scotia


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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled rattle away from children and return to Discount Hub for a refund or store credit.

For more information, consumers may contact Discount Hub by telephone at 1-902-481-1100, from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm ADT.

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.