Health Canada announced on January 3rd that Dollarama is recalling yet another batch of children's toys across the country due to a chemical hazard. The recall applies to 111,378 Little Princess dolls made by MONTOY, a manufacturer based in China. The recall applies to every Little Princess doll sold at Canada's Dollarama stores between September 2017 and December 2018.
The reason for the recall is once again due to high levels of phthalates found in the plastic toys. According to Health Canada, phthalates can result in "reproductive and developmental abnormalities in young children when soft vinyl products containing phthalates are sucked or chewed for extended periods."
MONTOY's doll products were recalled by Dollarama only two months ago, in November 2018. The November recall applied to 50,000 units of the Little Princess doll and furniture sets sold across Canada.
Earlier in 2018, Health Canada announced a nationwide recall of over 500,000 "Skip Ball" toys sold at Dollarama. The recall was also prompted by excessive phthalate levels, which can be harmful to young children.
As for the most recent recall, Health Canada reports that as of December 21st, Dollarama L.P. has not received any incident or injury reports related to the use of the Little Princess dolls. Below is a photo of the doll in question, provided by Health Canada:
Dollarama customers who purchased the following variations of the Little Princess dolls should throw them away or return them to the store immediately:
- Brown hair, yellow dress
- Blonde hair, blue and pink dress
- Red hair, blue dress with yellow outline
- Red hair, pink dress
- Black hair, purple and pink dress
- Blonde hair, blue and orange dress
Health Canada says that no receipt is required to get a full refund for the recalled toys. To read the full recall statement, click here.