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Consumer product recall

Ganz recalls Grumpy Cat Plush Toys and Key Clips

Starting date:
March 19, 2014
Posting date:
March 19, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Choking Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Ganz Grumpy Cat laying, sitting and key clip plush toys

Product description

This recall involves two batches of plush Grumpy Cat toys by Ganz. The items are plush multi-tone Grumpy Cat toys in brown, white and light grey. The items have blue crystal eyes with the eye lids half closed, a down-turned mouth and white coated whiskers.

The toys can be identified by the following model numbers:
Description Model Number UPC
Grumpy Cat 8" Laying HGC12974 6-6137155770-0
Grumpy Cat 5" Sitting HGC12982 6-6137155774-8
Grumpy Cat Key Clip HGC12983 6-6137155777-9

The recalled toys have batch numbers 86754 and 224861, which are printed on the sewn-in label. Only products with this batch number are included in the recall.

Hazard identified

The stuffed animal's eyes can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. Ganz has received 6 reports of the eyes detaching in the United States from retailers. No injuries have been reported in the United States.

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 Toy Safety Tips.

Number sold

Approximately 1,724 of the recalled toys have been sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled toys were sold from November 2013 to January 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



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What you should do

Consumers should immediately examine the sewn-in label on their Grumpy Cat plush toys for the batch number. If consumers have a recalled product, they are advised to take the toy away from children and contact Ganz for further information on obtaining a replacement item.

Consumers may contact Ganz Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-263-2311.

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.