Consumer product recall

Village des Magi-Prix (9237-7415 Quebec Inc) recalls plastic squeeze toys Screams of Animal kingdom and Birds

Starting date:
November 30, 2017
Posting date:
November 30, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Chemical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Screams of Animal kingdom and Birds plastic squeeze toys offered in different shapes and colours

Product description

This recall involves squeeze plastic toys.

The product description and UPC codes are shown in the table below.
Product Name UPC
Screams of Animal Kingdom (pig, red and blue monks) 691527849768
Birds with flashing lights (red, blue, green and yellow) 6915278492690


Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that these plastic squeeze toys do not meet the Phthalates Regulations and may pose a chemical hazard.  Specifically the toys contain a phthalate, di(2-thylhexyl) (DEHP), that exceeds the allowable limit. Studies suggest that certain phthalates, including DEHP, may cause reproductive and developmental abnormalities in young children when soft vinyl products containing phthalates are sucked or chewed for extended periods.

As of November 30, 2017, the company has received no reports of 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 184 units of the recalled toys were sold in Canada at Village des Magi-Prix (9237-7415 Quebec Inc).

Time period sold

The recalled toys were sold from May 2014 to November 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



Village des Magi-Prix (9237-7415 Quebec Inc)




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and Contact Village des Magi-Prix (9237-7415 Quebec Inc) located at 2685 chemin Chambly, Longueil, Quebec, J4L 1M3 for a refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Village des Magi-Prix by telephone at 450-448-2469.

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.