Consumer product recall

Shoppers Drug Mart recalls "Novelty Toy" Halloween Squish Ball

Starting date:
October 10, 2014
Posting date:
October 10, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Choking Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

“Novelty Toy” Squish Ball

Product description

This recall involves a squishy ball which is a liquid filled ball wrapped in black netting, joined together at the top, with a plastic tie and black cap.  Although the product is not necessarily Halloween, it has been displayed in the seasonal aisle with the other Halloween toys.  The front panel of the attached tag says Novelty Toy, and on the back side the toy can be identified by the UPC code 057800879657.

Hazard identified

The black plastic tie, cover and netting around the toy can easily detach and due to the size of the pieces, may pose a choking hazard. Additionally, there is a possibility of the product bursting when squeezed posing an ingestion hazard.

Neither Health Canada nor Shoppers Drug Mart has received reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these Squish Balls.

For some tips to help consumers choose safe toys and to help them keep children safe when they play with toys, see Health Canada's General Toy Safety tips.

Number sold

Approximately 1154 of the recalled toys were sold at Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled toys were sold from September 6 to September 29, 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



Wahfay Industrial (Group) Co., Ltd.




Shoppers Drug Mart




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled toy and return them to any Shoppers Drug Mart or Pharmaprix store for a full refund with or without a receipt. For questions related to this product recall, please contact Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix Customer Service at 1-800-746-7737.

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.