Consumer product recall

Mailles et Copeaux recalls toy cars made of recycled wood

Starting date:
May 8, 2018
Posting date:
May 8, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Choking Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Mailles et Copeaux brand toy cars made of recycled wood

Product description

This recall involves various Mailles et Copeaux brand toy cars made of recycled wood. The toy cars measure approximately 2.5 centimetres x 5 centimetres x 8 centimetres and were sold in different colours and models.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled toys do not meet the Canadian safety requirements for toys. The wheels and axles of the toy cars can detach, which poses a choking hazard for young children.

As of April 30, 2018, the company has received no 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 48 of the recalled products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from November 2017 to April 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada


Mailles et Copeaux

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Mailles et Copeaux to arrange for a credit or refund.

For additional information, consumers may contact Mailles et Copeaux, by e-mail or by telephone at 514-334-9567, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m, EST, Monday through Friday.

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.