Consumer product recall

Great Canadian Dollar Store recalls Lobster Plush Toys

Starting date:
August 30, 2018
Posting date:
August 30, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Choking Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Lobster Plush Toys

Product description

This recall involves lobster plush toys. The lobster plush toys are approximately 23 cm long with Nova Scotia, New Brunswick or Prince Edward Island written on the left claw.

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 on these plush toys can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

As of August 30, 2018, Great Canadian Dollar Store 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 2859 units of the recalled toys were sold in Canada at various stores.

Time period sold

The recalled toys were sold from March 2018 to August 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



Great Canadian Dollar Store


New Brunswick


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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 Great Canadian Dollar Store by telephone at 1-506-847-1963, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EST) or by email.

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.