Product Recalls

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Canadian Recalls

November 2007

Product Name
Duck Family Collectable Wind-Up Toy

Full Product Description
The recalled Duck Family consists of a large wind-up duck, which pulls three little ducks. They are made of tin and are primarily yellow in color.

Hazard Identified
Surface paints on the ducks contain excessive levels of lead.

Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. There have been no reported injuries.

For more information on the risks and symptoms of lead exposure, visit Health Canada's Next link will open in a new window It's Your Health: Effects of Lead on Human Health

Corrective Action
Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Schylling to receive a refund or free replacement toy.

For additional information, contact Schylling at (800) 767-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at:
Next link will open in a new window www.schylling.com

Number Sold
84 of the Duck Family Collectable Wind-Up Toys were sold in Canada.

Time Period Sold
Sold at specialty toy stores and gift shops nationwide from January 2007 through August 2007 for about $8.

Manufactured in China.

Importer
Schylling Associates Inc.

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Duck Family Collectable Wind Up Toy

Product Name
'Piggy' Bank.

Full Product Description
Frog shaped wooden painted piggy bank.

Hazard Identified
Surface paints on the product contain excessive levels of lead.

Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. There have been no reported injuries.

For more information on the risks and symptoms of lead exposure, visit Health Canada's: Next link will open in a new window It's Your Health: Effect of Lead on Human Health

Corrective Action
Consumers should immediately take the recalled item away from children.

This item has been recalled and discontinued.

Number Sold
500 banks were sold at San Francisco and San Diego stores across Canada.

Time Period Sold
Sold from 2003 until May, 2007.

Manufacturer
Xiamen Shangfa of Xiamen, China

Importer
San Francisco Gifts Ltd. of Edmonton, Alberta

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 Piggy  Bank

Product Name
Animated Motion Lamps.

Full Product Description
Non-certified animated motion lamps and table motion lamps.

For additional information, see the following alert by the Canadian Standards Association:
Next link will open in a new window CSA International Product Alert for Certain Animated Motion Lamps

Hazard Identified
Health Canada has recently become aware of dangerous electrical products in stores that have not been certified by accredited Certification Organizations such as CSA International (CSA), Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC), and others to meet the appropriate standards of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Underwriter's Laboratories of Canada (ULC) or other recognized safety standards agencies which are required by the various Provincial/Territorial Electrical Safety Authorities.

These products are not certified for use in Canada. The lamps, which have not been tested to Canadian electrical safety standards, may overheat and melt the enclosure, posing a fire hazard. There have been reported incidents of failure in Canada.

All electrical products are required to be certified by a recognized certification organization. More information on the recognized certification marks for electrical products are available on the following website:

Next link will open in a new window Electrical Safety Authority

Corrective Action
Consumers should stop using these products immediately.

Consumers should return them to the place of purchase or disconnect the lamp from the power source, cut the electrical cord to render them unusable and discard them in your household waste.

These particular products have been withdrawn from the market in New Brunswick and must not be distributed, offered for sale or used. The chief electrical inspector for the Province of New Brunswick has issued a public safety alert which may be seen at the following website:

Next link will open in a new window Non-Certified Animated Lamps Removed From Store Shelves

For further information, contact your provincial electrical safety authority or your regional consumer product safety office.

Next link will open in a new window Contacts: New Brunswick Department of Public Safety

Next link will open in a new window Contact Us - Consumer Product Safety Bureau and Regional Product Safety Offices

Number Sold
These lamps were on sale at various retail locations in New Brunswick and may have been sold in other provinces or territories in Canada. The exact number of units sold is not known.

Time Period Sold
Unknown.

Manufacturer
Manufactured in China

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Animated Motion Lamps

Animated Motion Lamps

Animated Motion Lamps

Animated Motion Lamps

Animated Motion Lamps

Animated Motion Lamps

Product Name
"Robot 2000" collectable tin robot

Full Product Description
The "Robot 2000" is a battery-operated, tin robot standing 30.5 cm tall. It has a red light on the head and chest panels that open

Hazard Identified
Surface paints on the robot contain excessive levels of lead.

Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. There have been no reported injuries.

For more information on the risks and symptoms of lead exposure, visit Health Canada's Next link will open in a new window It's Your Health: Effect of Lead on Human Health

Corrective Action
Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Schylling to receive a refund or free replacement toy.

For additional information, contact Schylling at (800) 767-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at Next link will open in a new window www.schylling.com

Number Sold
54 of the toy robots were sold in Canada.

Time Period Sold
Sold at specialty toy stores and gift shops nationwide from October 2006 through September 2007 for about $25.

Manufactured in China.

Importer
Schylling Associates Inc.

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  Robot 2000  collectable tin robot

Product Name
Dizzy Ducks Music Box

Full Product Description
The Dizzy Ducks Music Box is a wind-up music box with ducks that spin as music plays.

Hazard Identified
Surface paints on the wooden base of the music box contain excessive levels of lead.

Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. There have been no reported injuries.

For more information on the risks and symptoms of lead exposure, visit Health Canada's Next link will open in a new window It's Your Health: Effect of Lead on Human Health

Corrective Action
Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Schylling to receive a refund or free replacement toy.

For additional information, contact Schylling at (800) 767-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at Next link will open in a new window www.schylling.com

Number Sold
72 of the Dizzy Ducks Music Boxes were sold in Canada.

Time Period Sold
Sold at specialty toy stores and gift shops nationwide from March 2007 through October 2007 for about $12.

Manufactured in China.

Importer
Schylling Associates Inc.

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Dizzy Ducks Music Box

Product Name
Winnie-the-Pooh Spinning Top

Full Product Description
The recalled spinning top is primarily metal and has wooden handles. The top is printed with Winnie-the-Pooh characters. Tops with plastic handles are not included in this recall.

Hazard Identified
Surface paint on the wooden handle of the top contains excessive levels of lead.

Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. There have been no reported injuries.

For more information on the risks and symptoms of lead exposure, visit Health Canada's Next link will open in a new window It's Your Health: Effects of Lead on Human Health

Corrective Action
Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Schylling to receive a refund or free replacement toy.

For additional information, contact Schylling at (800) 767-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at:
Next link will open in a new window www.schylling.com

Number Sold
66 of the Winnie-the-Pooh Spinning Tops were sold in Canada .

Time Period Sold
Sold at specialty toy stores and gift shops nationwide from April 2003 through November 2003 for about $12.

Manufactured in China.

Importer
Schylling Associates Inc.

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Winnie the Pooh Spinning Top

Product Name
Skimways "Skippy" Pool Toy

Full Product Description
This recall involves a rubber pool toy shaped like a fish. The fish are blue, purple or green coloured and measure 21.5 cm long by 13 cm wide. A loop of elastic tubing shaped like a tongue comes out of the mouth of the fish and is used for launching the fish across the water like a slingshot. "WARNING: Do not aim at another person. Made in China" is printed on the bottom of the fish.

UPC: 9586112028
Model number: 12028

Hazard Identified
The elastic tongue of the fish can break and forcefully come out and cut the users' hands during launching of the toy.

Swimways has received 24 reports in the U.S of the pool toy breaking during use. There were five reports of injuries to children including one requiring stitches to a child's hand. Another child's thumb nail was ripped back from the nail bed.

In Canada, there was 1 injury in Ontario where a child received a cut on his finger from the elastic. No stitches were required.

Corrective Action
Consumers should take the toy away from children immediately and contact Swimways for a free replacement toy.

For additional information, contact Swimways toll-free at (888) 559-4653 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at Next link will open in a new window www.swimways.com

Number Sold
Approximately 5000 units were distributed to Wal-Mart stores in Canada.

Time Period Sold
Sold in Wal-Mart stores nationwide from February 2007 through September 2007 for approx. $10.

Manufactured in China.

Manufacturer
Swimways Corp., of Virginia Beach, Va

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Skimways  Skippy  Pool Toy

Skimways  Skippy  Pool Toy





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