This page has been archived on the Web

Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Please contact us to request a format other than those available.

Consumer product recall

Dollar Tree Canada recalls Clingy Darts

Starting date:
June 9, 2014
Posting date:
June 9, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Chemical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Clingy Darts

Product description

This recall involves Clingy Darts.  These foam darts come in packages of 4. They are predominantly yellow with a sticky blue tip.  There is a red film wrapped around the center of the yellow foam. Each dart has three orange colored fins.  The foam darts can be identified by the UPC code 639277210197 and date code 1207, located on the back of the packaging.

Hazard identified

The darts contain a phthalate, di(2-ethylhexyl) (DEHP), which 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.

Neither Health Canada nor Dollar Tree has received reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these Clingy Darts.

For some tips to help consumers choose safe toys and to help them keep children safe when they play with toys, see Health Canada's General Toy Safety tips.

Number sold

Approximately 2560 of the recalled toy were sold at Dollar Tree locations in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled toys were sold from October 2012 to April 2014 at Dollar Tree Canada and Dollar Giant retailers across Canada.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China



DTSC Imports


British Columbia


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

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled toys and return them to a Dollar Tree location for a full refund or credit.

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.