Consumer product recall

P.K. Douglass Inc. recalls Lobster Water Toys

Starting date:
May 10, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Choking Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Lobster Water Toys

Product description

This recall involves lobster toys for water play.  The toys come in two colours:

  • orange with yellow claws and a blue tail
  • blue with yellow claws and an orange tail

The product number 27340 and UPC number 058445273404 can be found on a label affixed to the bottom of the product.

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 tail can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

As of May 2, 2018, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries 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 680 units of the recalled product were sold across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from February 2017 to May 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China


P.K. Douglass Inc.

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and discard in regular household waste or return the product to the store where it was purchased for a refund.

For additional information, consumers may contact P.K. Douglass Inc., by telephone at 1-877-600-6203, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, Monday through Friday (EST).

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.