Consumer product recall

Janod Toy Shaving Kit recalled due to chemical hazard

Starting date:
August 6, 2021
Posting date:
August 6, 2021
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Chemical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Last updated:


  • Product:
    Janod Toy Shaving Kit
  • Issue:
    The kit’s bag trim and handle contain a phthalate, Di(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate (DEHP), that exceeds the allowable limit, posing a chemical hazard.
  • What to do:
    Consumers should immediately take the kit bag away from children and dispose of it.  The toys inside are safe and can be kept.

Affected products

Janod Toy Shaving Kit

Product description

This recall involves Janod Toy Shaving Kit: Reference J06548, UPC: 3700217365486.

The kit contains seven wooden accessories: shaving brush, shaving foam, razor, comb, play wood scissors for finishing touches, a safety mirror and an after shave (with no liquid). The toys inside are safe, only the bag has a chemical hazard.

Hazard identified

The kit bag trim and handle do not meet the Phthalates Regulations and pose a chemical hazard. Specifically it contains a phthalate, Di(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate (DEHP), that 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.

As of July 26, 2021, the company has received no report of incidents in Canada, and no report of injuries.

Number sold

The company reported that 1468 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from August 2020 to July 2021.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China



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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the kit bag away from children and dispose of it.

For more information, consumers can contact QHouse Kids by telephone at (514) 457-3088 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm EST Monday to Friday 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.