Consumer product recall

Link Product Solutions Limited recalls Summer Time TM Puffer Balls

Starting date:
May 25, 2018
Posting date:
May 25, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Strangulation Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Summer TimeTM Puffer Balls

Product description

This recall involves Summer Time TM colour changing light-up Puffer Balls. The balls are made of soft, stretchy rubber-material and have a stretchable finger loop.  Additionally, the toys come in various colours (pink, yellow, purple, orange, blue, green).

Summer TimeTM Puffer Balls
Name Item no. UPC Description
Tentacle Puffer Ball Character ST22823 676844228230 Ball with large eyes covered with tentacles each with smaller spiked balls on the ends.
Spiky Puff Ball / Fluffy Ball ST21062 676844210624 Ball with a peace sign covered with stretchy spikes.


Hazard identified

These toys do not meet the Canadian safety requirements for toys. Some of the soft, stretchy parts of the toys can stretch to extreme lengths, posing a strangulation hazard to children.  

Neither Health Canada nor Link Product Solutions Limited has received any 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 2,155 units of the recalled toys were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled toys were sold from March 2017 to May 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Yiwu Tongle Toy Co. Ltd
Yitong Town, Yiwu
Link Product Solutions Limited

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and either dispose of the product or return it to the point of purchase for a refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Link Product Solutions by telephone at 1-855-643-9121, from 9:00am to 5:00pm 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.