Consumer product recall

Ten Thousand Villages Canada recalls Choo-Choo Train & Blocks Set

Starting date:
May 23, 2018
Posting date:
May 23, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Choking Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Choo-Choo Train & Blocks Set

Product description

This recall involves the Choo-Choo Train & Blocks Set.  The recalled toy is a wooden train set containing three components: a train with wheels, a cargo bed with wheels, and a set of blocks numbered 1 to 10.  All the components are painted in various bright colours.  The item number for the toy is 5005011 and is located on the packaging and box for the product.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled toy does not meet the Canadian safety requirements for toys. The numbered blocks are small parts and the toy may further break apart exposing more small parts, posing a choking hazard for young children.

As of May 15, 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 460 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold in Canada from October 2015 to May 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Sri Lanka


Ten Thousand Villages Canada
New Hamburg
Golden Palm

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the Choo-Choo Train & Blocks Set and return the product to a Ten Thousand Villages store in Canada for a full refund.

For more information, consumers can contact Ten Thousand Villages customer service by calling toll-free at 1-877-289-3247 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.(ET)  Monday through Friday, by email or through the company'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.