Consumer product recall

The Manhattan Group, LLC recalls Busy Loops Table Top Toy

Starting date:
March 31, 2016
Posting date:
March 31, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
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 The Manhattan Group, LLC.

Affected products

Manhattan Toy Busy Loops Table Top Toy

Product description

This recall involves Manhattan Toy's Busy Loops Table Top Toy.  The Busy Loops toy is a colourful maze of soft plastic tubing and moving rings with a suction cup bottom.  The plastic tubing is orange, green, blue and purple with plastic beads threaded on the tubes that can slide up and down.  The tubes sit on a blue plastic base with an orange plastic suction cup.  The toy is approximately 11.43 cm wide x 11.43 cm long x 17.78 cm high (4.5" W x 4.5"L x 7"H) and is intended for children 6+ months.

The toy can be identified by item number 700470 and UPC 011964476329, date code FH.

Hazard identified

The round plastic beads can break into small pieces, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Neither Health Canada nor Manhattan Group has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries in Canada.

Manhattan Group has received 2 reports of the plastic beads breaking. No injuries have been 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 448 of the recalled toys were sold in Canada and approximately 2100 of the recalled toys were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled toys were sold from September 2015 to January 2016 in both Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



The Manhattan Group, LLC





Lorenz Toys Co. Ltd

Hong Kong


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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and return to the retail outlet where it was purchased for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact The Manhattan Group, LLC by telephone at 1-800-541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday.  Consumers may also visit the firm's website for additional information.

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.