Consumer product recall

Red Planet Group recalls Little Live Pets Lil Frog Toys

Starting date:
February 22, 2017
Posting date:
February 22, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Toys, Electronics
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Chemical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Red Planet.

Affected products

Lil Frog Single Pack and Lil Frog Lily Pad toys

Product description

This recall involves the Little Live Pets Lil Frog plastic toys. They operate with four button batteries and jump. The toy frogs were sold in pink, blue and green colours.

The following products are included in the recall:
Name of the affected product SKU number Date code
Lil Frog Single Pack 28217 WS113416 to WS122516
Lil Frog Lily Pad 28218 WS112016 to WS123216

The SKU number is printed on the frog’s lower belly near its left thigh with a manufacture date code under it.

Hazard identified

When the button batteries are removed from the toy frogs, the battery's cap can become a projectile and the battery's chemicals can leak, posing chemical and injury hazards.

As of February 21st 2017, Red Planet has received no report of consumer incident or injuries in Canada.

In the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, the manufacturer has received seventeen reports of the battery's cap becoming a projectile or battery chemicals leaking, including two report of injuries for eye irritation from the battery chemicals.

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 17,378 units of the affected products were sold in Canada at different retailers, and approximately 427,000 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled toys were sold from August 2016 to February 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the toy frogs, refrain from opening the battery compartment and contact Red Planet for a free replacement Little Live Pet product.

For more information, consumers may contact Pamela Mire from Red Planet by email.  Consumer may also visit the manufacturer's website and click on Product Safety tab on top of the webpage 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.