WINNIPEG, MB. - Wal-Mart stores across Canada are recalling toy wooden blocks that were sold across the country.
Wal-Mart said the Parent's Choice Wooden Blocks are sold as a set of 26 square blocks with various coloured numbers, pictures and letters printed on the faces of the blocks. This particular toy is rated for children aged 12 months and over.
Parent's Choice Blocks can be identified by UPC 62891558225 which is on the packaging. These blocks also come with a storage bag made of white plastic with a purple and yellow Parent’s Choice logo.
The recall is because Wal-Mart Canada Corp. performed testing on the toy that showed the surface coating material on the print of the storage bag does not meet the Canadian toy safety requirements, as it exceeds allowable limit for barium.
There have been no reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these toys in Canada.
Kevin Klein, Manitoba Post