Juratoys U.S. Corp. recalls Janod Starfish Fishing Game
- Starting date:
- September 10, 2015
- Posting date:
- September 10, 2015
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Children's Products, Toys
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Choking Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Juratoys U.S. Corp.
Janod Starfish Fishing Game
This recall involves the Janod Starfish fishing game for ages 2 to 5 years. The fishing game user picks up a toy fish using a play fishing rod with a magnetic worm. The Starfish fishing game has an orange starfish painted on a starfish-shaped tin with a product number J08153 printed on the bottom of the container and on the back of one of the fish pieces. Each set comes with two wooden fishing rods and several wooden fish with a magnetic button in the middle. The lid of each tin package contains the word “Janod®.”
Only the Starfish fishing game was sold in Canada.
The worm attached to the end of the fishing pole may break apart and expose small parts, posing a choking hazard.
Neither Health Canada nor Juratoys U.S. Corp. has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this toy in Canada.
In the United States, Juratoys U.S. Corp. has received approximately 417 reports of the worm separating and releasing small parts in a related product, including four reports of children ingesting a small part. No injuries have been reported.
Approximately 170 units were sold in Canada, and approximately 14,000 units were distributed in the United States.
Time period sold
The recalled products were sold from March 2015 to August 2015 in Canada and from April 2015 to August 2015 in the United States.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China.
Juratoys U.S. Corp.
3430685 Canada Inc dba QHouse Kids
Ste Anne de Bellevue
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the toy and return it to the store where purchased for an exchange of the same value ($29.99).
For additional information, consumers may contact QHouseKids by telephone toll-free at 1-877-957-3088 or locally (514) 457-3088, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.
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.