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Recall - Ganz Grumpy Cat Plush Toy And Keychain

Web posted on March 19, 2014

This recall involves two batches of plush Grumpy Cat toys by Ganz. The items are plush multi-tone Grumpy Cat toys in brown, white and light grey. The items have blue crystal eyes with the eye lids half closed, a down-turned mouth and white coated whiskers.

The toys can be identified by the following model numbers:

DescriptionModel NumberUPC
Grumpy Cat 8" LayingHGC129746-6137155770-0
Grumpy Cat 5" SittingHGC129826-6137155774-8
Grumpy Cat Key ClipHGC129836-6137155777-9

The recalled toys have batch numbers 86754 and 224861, which are printed on the sewn-in label. Only products with this batch number are included in the recall.


The stuffed animal's eyes can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Consumers should immediately examine the sewn-in label on their Grumpy Cat plush toys for the batch number. If consumers have a recalled product, they are advised to take the toy away from children and contact Ganz for further information on obtaining a replacement item.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. Ganz has received 6 reports of the eyes detaching in the United States from retailers. No injuries have been reported in the United States.

The recalled toys were sold from November 2013 to January 2014. Approximately 1,724 of the recalled toys have been sold in Canada.

The affected toys were manufactured in China and distributed through Ganz, Woodridge, Ontario. Consumers may contact Ganz Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-263-2311.

For some tips to help consumers choose safe toys and to help them keep children safe when they play with toys, see Health Canada's Toy Safety Tips.


For more information on this or other Health Canada consumer product advisories, warnings, and recalls, visit the website at hc-sc.gc.ca.

To report consumer product incidents to Health Canada, visit the website for reporting instructions.

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