Health Canada and Suraj Enterprises Inc. are recalling 2,265 plush toys imported by the Mississauga, Ontario-based company between June 2013 and November 2016.
The recall involves three models (moose 76121, bear 76122, and beaver 76123) from Suraj’s Souvenir Canada Furry Friends collection. The affected plush animals, which were sold at a variety of retailers across Canada, have a red maple leaf and the word “Canada” embroidered on their feet.
Health Canada says its random sampling and evaluation program has determined that the made-in-China products do not meet certain Canadian safety requirements for toys, specifically the items’ hard plastic eyes can detach. If the eyes detach from the plush body, they are small enough to pose a choking hazard if young children try to swallow them.
Neither Health Canada nor Suraj Enterprises has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these plush toys in Canada. However, HC is advising caregivers to immediately take the affected products away from children and discard in regular household waste or return to place of purchase.