Product Safety Australia: Mattel recalls Donald Duck, Daisy Duck figures over safety fears


Parents are being urged to check their children’s toy box after two popular items were recalled over fears the products could pose “a risk of serious injury or death from choking” due to a design flaw.

Product Safety Australia (PSA) issued the recall for the Donald Duck and Daisy Duck figures, owned by US toy company Mattel.

The toys are sold as part of the Fisher-Price Little People Mickey and Friends figure pack.

The recall notice was issued after the discovery the two toys were non-compliant with mandatory safety standards for young children up to 36 months of age.

Children are able to remove the heads of Donald Duck and Daisy Duck figures.

PSA stated once the heads detached, it could cause a serious “risk of injury or death from choking”.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the Donald Duck and Daisy Duck figures and keep them out of reach of children,” the regulator stated.

“Return the affected figures to the place of purchase, or contact Mattel Consumer Relations, to receive a refund.”

The toys were sold nationally and online between June 7, 2023 and November 14 2023 and have the model number HPJ88.

PSA confirmed only the Donald Duck and Daisy Duck figures are being recalled.

The Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and Pluto figures that come with the set are not recalled and may be kept by customers.

The model number is located on the bottom of the Goofy figure.