Consumer product recall

My First Words cube by Placote recalled due to chemical hazard

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Placote My First Word Cube
Consumer products - Chemical hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the recalled die and contact the company for instructions on how to be compensated.

Affected products

This recall involves a pocket cube sold in a cardboard box and accompanied by cardboard cards.  The product was sold from March 2022 to September 2022.

Product name

Internal code


Le Dé des Premiers Mots



My First Words




The recalled product may contain lead above the regulatory limits.

Under the Toys Regulations of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, it is illegal to import, advertise or sell toys that contains more than 90 mg/kg total lead.

Lead is highly toxic, especially to children. A range of serious health effects have been associated with exposure to lead and cadmium, including anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, heart and immune system. In extreme cases, there have been deaths.

As of November 17th, 2022, the company has received no reports of incident or injury in Canada.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the pocket cube and return it to Les Editons Passe-Temps Inc. for a full refund of the product or a gift card for an amount greater than the value of the product. Consumers may keep the playing cards included with the product as they do not present a hazard.

For more information, consumers can contact the Les Éditions Passe-Temps customer service from 8:30 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday at 1-877-687-9963, by email at or visit the company 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.

Additional information


Number Sold

The company reported that approximately 4000 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from March 2022 to September 2022.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in Canada

Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Consumer products - Toys and games


Les Éditions Passe-Temps Inc.

Quebec, QC G2E 5K6

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Health Canada
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