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Health Canada recalls certain ERTL toys

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On January 17th, 2012 Health Canada has issued a recall notice regarding certain ERTL branded products sold as toys licensed by John Deere or Case between September 2010 and January 2012.

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This recall involves the following ERTL toys: Case 36-inch Stake Wagon: SKU 14816; UPC 036881148166; John Deere Steel Trailer: SKU 15966; UPC 036881159667; John Deere 28-inch Steel Wagon: SKU 34437A; UPC 036881344377; John Deere Kids Tuff Trike: SKU 34506A; UPC 036881345060; John Deere Steel Wheelbarrow: SKU 34636A; UPC 036881346364; John Deere 36-inch Pink Stake Wagon: SKU 35914; UPC 036881359142; John Deere Pink Steel Wheelbarrow: SKU 35915; UPC 036881359159; John Deere Steel Tricycle: SKU 35991; UPC 036881359913.

Testing determined that the surface coating on these products contained barium levels in excess of the allowable limit as outlined in Canada's Toy Regulations. Some forms of barium are safely used in medical and commercial applications, while other forms of barium can be toxic, causing adverse health effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, as well as more severe symptoms.

Consumers should stop using the affected toys. For more information, visit TOMY Canada Limited website or call TOMY's Customer Care Centre at 1-866-725-4407.

Courtesy of Health Canada