Consumer product recall

Simba Toys North America recalls Cotoons® Keys Rattle manufactured by Smoby

Starting date:
December 14, 2015
Posting date:
December 14, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Choking Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Cotoons® Keys Rattle

Product description

This recall involves the Cotoons® Keys Rattle. The toy is shaped like a key ring and has three keys and a frame for a photograph.

The rattle can be identified by the reference number 211300 and UPC 3032162113004, which can be found on the packaging.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that this rattle does not meet the Canadian safety requirements for the size and shape of rattles. The blue picture frame on the key ring contains a hard cardboard template picture. The cardboard template can be removed from the frame and enter into and become lodged in a child's throat.  This poses a choking or suffocation hazard to young children.

Neither Health Canada nor Simba Toys North America has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this product.

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 1,020 units of the recalled rattles were sold at various stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled rattles were sold from October 2011 to November 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



Smoby Toys Hong Kong Limited


Hong Kong



Simba Toys North America





K.I.D Toy Inc.




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled rattles away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

Consumers can contact Simba Toys North America by telephone toll free at 1-800-897-5107, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm EST, Monday to Friday, or by email.

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.