Consumer product recall

K & M Toys Canada recalls various Wild Republic Wooden Toy Maracas

Starting date:
July 9, 2015
Posting date:
July 9, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Choking Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Various Wild Republic Wooden Toy Maracas

Product description

This recall involves Wooden Toy Maracas by K & M Toys in an assortment of animal styles: Bear, Moose, Elephant, Giraffe, Snow Leopard, Tigers and Zebra. The affected maracas can be identified by an earpiece attached at the top of the maraca.

Hazard identified

The ear piece of the maraca can break and release small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries in Canada. K & M Toys has received one incident report involving a 24 month old child. No injury was reported.

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 2,265 units of the affected maracas were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected toy maracas were sold from March 2013 to May 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.







K & M Toys Canada




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy maracas away from children and dispose of them in regular household garbage.

For more information, consumers may contact K & M Toys Canada. Customer Service at 1-800-396-8884.

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.