Not so merry: Trio of snowmen recalled Canada-wide due to ‘injury hazard’

They may look like a merry trio, but officials are warning that a three-pack of bendable snowmen could cause you harm.

The festive trio are sold across Canada at Costco and they were manufactured in Hong Kong by Grand Crea Manufactory Ltd. They are made of a plush material, stand approximately 50 centimetres tall, and their bodies and arms are moveable. The bodies of the snowmen are white and they are dressed in green or red holiday themed attire (sweater, scarf and toque).

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Approximately 4,971 units of the snowmen were sold in Canada between September and November.

The recall states that, “Excessive bending of the snowman may cause the central wire to break and pierce through the fabric of the covering material and become exposed, posing an injury hazard.”

As such, they pose an injury hazard, but so far there haven’t been any reported injuries in Canada.

Customers who purchased the snowmen are advised to immediately stop using them and return them to Costco for a full refund.

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Health Canada has issued a recall for this three-pack of bendable snowmen sold at Costco stores. Photo courtesy Health Canada

For more information, consumers may contact Costco Wholesale Canada customer service toll-free at 1-800-463-3783, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST Monday to Friday.

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.


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