Consumer product recall

Ethnic Fashion Doll or Lovely Gal Fashion Doll recalled due to chemical hazard

Starting date:
February 18, 2020
Posting date:
February 18, 2020
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Chemical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Last updated: 2020-02-18


  • Product:
    Ethnic Fashion Doll or Lovely Gal Fashion Doll.
  • Issue:
    Toy does not meet the Canadian toy safety requirement related to phthalates content.
  • What to do:
    Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and return to the store of purchase for a full refund.

Affected products

Ethnic Fashion Doll or Lovely Gal Fashion Doll

Product description

Ethnic fashion dolls or lovely gal fashion dolls are 5 inch (12.7cm) in height wearing dresses with pink shoes. Dolls are strapped to a cardboard backing. The SKU 243675, UPC 639277435125 and tracking number 243675-11649-001-051719 can be found on packaging.

Hazard identified

The head of the plastic doll may contain levels of phthalates that exceed the allowable limit and may pose a chemical hazard. 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 January 27, 2020, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 5,520 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from September 2019 to December 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China



DTSC Imports


British Columbia




Longxin Industrial District

Shantou City


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What you should do

Consumers should take the recalled toys away from children and return it to a Dollar Tree location for a full refund.

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.