Consumer product recall

TOMY recalls Lamaze Munching Max

Starting date:
July 13, 2017
Posting date:
July 13, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Laceration Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

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

Affected products

Lamaze Munching Max

Product description

This recall involves the Lamaze Brand Munching Max toy with model number L27578 and UPC 796714275789.  This toy is a brightly coloured chipmunk with multiple textures, crinkles and satin ribbons. The toy is attached to an on-the-go clip, which when pulled causes the toy to vibrate and feeds on an acorn.

Hazard identified

The toy may break and produce a sharp point from an internal plastic component, posing a risk of cut or laceration hazard to young children.

As of June 21st, 2017, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received one report of an injury to a child that resulted in a cut to the finger.

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 4,690 units of the affected products were sold in Canada, and approximately 9,300 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled toy was sold from June 2016 to July 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



TOMY Canada Ltd. and TOMY International, Inc.

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact TOMY for a replacement toy from a list of comparable toys, and an online TOMY store coupon.

For more information, consumers may contact TOMY by telephone at 1-866-725-4407 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT on Friday, or visit the company's website.

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.