Consumer product recall

Kathe Kruse Recalls Kathe Kruse Hobby Horse Reindeer and Sherlock

Starting date:
December 22, 2016
Posting date:
December 22, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Choking Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Kathe Kruse Reindeer

Product description

This recall involves a toy hobby horse with a stuffed reindeer head attached to a wooden stick. The reindeer head is made of a small red and white gingham patterned fabric, and the antlers and nose are made of solid red fabric. Button eyes are sewn onto the reindeer head. The product can be identified by the universal product code (UPC) 4030936018752 and model number 76251.

Hobby Horse Sherlock - The horse's head is made out of a brown fabric with a blue and white gingham rein and a red, green and white gingham scarf. Button eyes are sewn on the horse head. The product can be identified with a model number of 0176252

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that these hobby horse toys do not meet the Canadian safety requirements for toys. The eyes on the hobby horse can detach; these small parts pose a choking hazard to young children.

In addition, Kathe Kruse is also voluntarily recalling the Hobby Horse Sherlock. The eyes on the hobby horse can detach; these small parts may pose a choking hazard to young children.

As of December 9, 2016, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries 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 24 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from January, 2011 to November, 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Germany



Turtle Pond

Niagara Falls




Kathe Kruse



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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and discard in a regular household waste.

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.