Consumer product recall

The Manhattan Toy Company recalls "Find the Bear" Soft Books

Starting date:
December 19, 2018
Posting date:
December 19, 2018
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 Toy Company.

Affected products

The Manhattan Toy Company "Find the Bear" Soft Book

Product description

The "Find the Bear" Soft Book is a fabric book that features a variety of fabric flaps sewn or attached to the pages. The flaps provide simple activities for young children. The lot Code 208150 AJ can be found on a label sewn into the side of the book, or on the hang-tag near the bar code.

Hazard identified

A metal grommet used to attach a fabric flap to a page in the book may pull apart posing a small parts choking hazard for small children.

As of December 6, 2018, The Manhattan Toy Company has received no report of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received one report of the metal grommet separating from the page and no report of injuries.

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 20 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 241 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from March 2017 through July 2018 in Canada and the United States at various retail stores.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



The Manhattan Toy Company, LLC





York River Products, Ltd

Hong Kong


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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the toy away from young children and return it to the store where it was purchased or contact Manhattan Toy for a full refund.

For more information, consumers can contact The Manhattan Toy Company, LLC at 800-541-1345 Monday to Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM and Friday from 8 AM to 12 PM, or online at and click on "Recalls" for more 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.