Consumer product recall

Wal-Mart Canada Corp. recalls Parent's Choice Wooden Blocks

Starting date:
January 16, 2018
Posting date:
January 16, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Chemical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Parent's Choice Wooden Blocks

Product description

The Parent's Choice Wooden Blocks are sold as a set of 26 square blocks with various coloured numbers, pictures and letters printed on the faces of the blocks.  The product is rated for age 12 months and over.  The product can be identified by UPC 62891558225 which can be found on the packaging of the product.  The product comes with a storage bag made of white plastic with a purple and yellow Parent’s Choice logo.

Hazard identified

Testing performed by Wal-Mart Canada Corp. showed that the surface coating material on the print of the storage bag does not meet the Canadian toy safety requirements, as it exceeds allowable limit for barium.

As of January 9, 2018, Wal-Mart Canada Corp. has received no reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these toys 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 3,035 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled toys were sold from August 2017 to December 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



Wal-Mart Canada Corp.





Hape International (Ningbo) Ltd.



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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and return the product to their nearest Walmart Canada store for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Wal-Mart Canada Corp. at 1-800-328-0402, Monday to Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST.

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.