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Recalls & Safety Alerts

Information from the Government of Canada on recalls and safety alerts related to consumer products, vehicles, food and health products;

Health Canada works with companies to issue recalls and get unsafe consumer products out of the Canadian marketplace. Examples: cosmetics, children's products, small appliances, housewares, household chemicals, toys, sports equipment.

Btwin bike carrier adaptor bar recalled due to risk of injury

The security arm holding the bike in place could open and cause the bike to fall.

Added Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Pelican 9410 and 9415 Industrial Flashlights and Battery Packs recalled due to explosion of the NiMh battery packs while charging

The NiMh battery pack of the 9410 and 9415 Industrial Flashlight may explode while charging, posing a risk of injury to consumers and bystanders.

Added Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Surly Bicycle Racks recalled due to crash or injury hazard

The recalled front bicycle rack can loosen and contact the front wheel, posing a crash or injury hazard to the user

Added Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Bendable Snowman 3 Pack Recalled due to injury hazard

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.

Added Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0500

DaVinci Bailey Bassinet recalled due to fall hazard

If the bassinet is moved across the floor with enough friction or shaken with significant pressure, the lateral forces may cause the wooden legs to break at or near the attachment point where the legs are screwed into the supporting cross beam. If a leg of the bassinet were to break with an occupant inside, the bassinet could present a fall hazard.

Added Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Velvet jacket recalled due to strangulation hazard

The drawstrings on children's outerwear can hang on playground equipment, fences or other objects, posing a strangulation hazard. In addition, if the cord attaches to a vehicle, the child can be dragged.

Added Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Ultra Performance LED Solar 200 Lumen Motion Light recalled due to fire hazard

The battery may overheat posing a burn and fire hazard.

Added Wed, 27 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Food advisories, warnings, and safety tips to stay safe and avoid food-related hazards and illnesses.

Amsellem brand Solo Chorizo – Dried Beef Sausage recalled due to Salmonella

Added Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Smart Cake brand cake products recalled due to metal shavings

The recalling firm is Low Carb Canada.This product has been distributed in Retail.

Added Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0500

President's Choice brand Coleslaw recalled due to Salmonella

Added Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Cilento brand Mozzarella di Bufala Campana recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Added Thu, 28 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Ourhome brand Spicy Jjamppongs recalled due to undeclared oyster and squid

The recalling firm is Lemond Food abbr title'Corporation'Corp./abbr.This product has been distributed in Retail.

Added Wed, 27 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Ourhome brand Spicy Jjamppongs recalled due to undeclared oyster and squid

The recalling firm is Seoul Trading abbr title'Corporation'Corp./abbr.This product has been distributed in Retail.

Added Tue, 26 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Dried Figs Lerida Size5 recalled due to presence of insects

The recalling firm is Green World Food Express abbr title'Incorporated'Inc./abbr.This product has been distributed in Retail.

Added Mon, 25 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Safety alerts, public health advisories, and recalls related to therapeutic health products.

Health Canada evaluating NDMA in metformin drugs

OTTAWA – Health Canada is aware that some metformin products available outside Canada have been found to contain a nitrosamine impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), above the acceptable limit. Metformin is a prescription drug used to control high blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Added Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Health Canada reminds Canadians of the dangers of unauthorized health products; it will not hesitate to take enforcement action if needed

OTTAWA – Health Canada would like to remind Canadians of the risks posed by unauthorized health products and to reaffirm that it will not hesitate to take action against illegal manufacturing and distribution of health products that could pose a health and safety risk to Canadians.

Added Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0500

99m Tc-Sestamibi (2019-12-02)

Added Mon, 02 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Health Canada updates Canadians on its ongoing assessment of nitrosamine impurities in certain drugs

OTTAWA – Health Canada has beenworkingto address the issue of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and similar nitrosamine impurities found in certain “sartan” angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) blood pressure medications since 2018 and, certain ranitidine drugs more recently.

Added Mon, 02 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0500

XELJANZ / XELJANZ XR (tofacitinib) - Risk of Thrombosis

Added Mon, 02 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Health Canada warns that products sold by Dutta Health Centre-Ayurvedic Clinic in Surrey, B.C., may pose health risks

OTTAWA - Health Canada is warning Canadians that Ayurvedic products sold by Dutta Health Centre-Ayurvedic Clinic in Surrey, British Columbia (Unit 109 - 12888 80th Avenue), may pose health risks.

Added Tue, 26 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Sterisporin (2019-11-22)

Added Fri, 22 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500

New recalls that may apply to your personal vehicle, the vehicles in your fleet, or your rental vehicles.

THOR MOTOR COACH issued a recall on multiple vehicle models

On certain motorhomes, the windshield wiper system may have been incorrectly installed and secured. This could result in the wiper system being loose, which could limit the drivers visibility under certain conditions which may increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will inspect the wiper system for correct installation, and if required, the wiper nut(s) will be tightened to specification.

Added Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

TIFFIN issued a recall on the PHAETON model

On certain vehicles built on a Powerglide chassis, insufficient clearance exists between the exhaust pipe and the floor. This could cause the floor insulation to melt and make the floor area above the engine extremely hot, increasing the risk of personal injury or possibly resulting in a fire. Correction: Dealers will install a revised exhaust configuration to increase clearance. Note: This is an expansion of recall 2015-565.

Added Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

TIFFIN issued a recall on the ALLEGRO model

On certain motorhomes, the certification label on the trailer hitch may have not have the correct weight capacity information. This could cause the trailer hitch to be inadvertently overloaded causing it to fail, resulting in the loss of the towed vehicle and/or trailer, which would increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Labels will be mailed to owners of affected vehicles, along with instructions for proper installation. Note: This is an expansion of recall 2016-563.

Added Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

LODE KING issued a recall on the SEMI TRAILER model

On certain semi-trailers, the bolts holding the suspension to the trailer framework may not have been properly torqued at the time of assembly, potentially causing them to become loose or break over time. If this occurs, the axle could separate from the trailer which would increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will replace all the bolts holding the suspension components to the trailer framework and add reinforcing gussets to the mating cross member to address any potential cracks that could exist in the cross member.

Added Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

AIRSTREAM issued a recall on the BASE CAMP model

On certain travel trailers, the tires could come into contact with inner wheel well liner and fender when the suspension fully compresses. This could result in sudden tire failure or a rapid loss of tire air pressure, which would increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or property damage. Correction: Dealers will replace the axle with a new one that will prevent contact with the wheel well inner liner and fender.

Added Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

BMW issued a recall on the X5 model

On certain vehicles, the front passenger airbag could produce excessive internal pressure during airbag deployment due to a potential airflow impairment in the inflator module. Increased pressure may cause the inflator to rupture, which could allow fragments to be propelled toward vehicle occupants, increasing the risk of injury. This could also damage the airbag module, which could prevent proper deployment. Failure of the airbag to fully deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of personal injury to the seat occupant. Correction: Dealers will replace the front passenger airbag inflator.

Added Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

REV RECREATION GROUP issued a recall on the AMERICAN ALLEGIANCE, and AMERICAN DREAM models

On certain motorhomes, the step tread of the interior entry steps may have been insufficiently supported during assembly. This could result in the step tread to potentially become unstable, which could cause a person to fall, resulting in injury. Correction: Dealers will install new screws to properly secure the horizontally mounted plywood cleats to the plywood supporting structure of the interior entry steps.

Added Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

When child seats have a defect, do not meet safety standards or have other problems, Transport Canada issues an advisory notice.

KIDSEMBRACE issued a recall on the FRIENDSHIP SERIES COMBINATION BOOSTER SEAT model

Certain combination child restraint systems / booster seats may not comply with the requirements of the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations (RSSR). The lower connector system fails to meet the dimensional requirements of the standard. This could cause users to have difficulty attaching the connectors to the vehicle's lower universal anchorage system. Correction: Owners will be supplied with redesigned lower connectors. Click here for more information

Added Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400

DIONO (FORMERLY SUNSHINE KIDS) issued a recall on the LITTLE TIKES BOOSTER model

Certain child booster seats may not comply with the requirements of the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations (RSSR). The booster seats fail to meet the stiffness requirements of the standard. This could increase the risk of injury in a crash. Correction: Owners will be supplied with a replacement seat base. Click here for more information

Added Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400

RECARO CHILD SAFETY issued a recall on the PERFORMANCE RIDE model

Certain convertible child car seats may not comply with the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations (RSSR). The car seats in question may not meet the dynamic test requirements of the RSSRs when the bottom half of the infant insert provided with the product is not utilized in the rear-facing position. Correction: Registered consumers will be sent updated instruction labels to be affixed to their existing manual, and will be instructed to remove the sewn-on weight limit tag from the bottom half of the insert. Non-registered owners of affected car seats, or owners who have moved should contact RECARO Child Safety at 1-888-9RECARO (1-888-973-2276) or Info-usa@recaro-cs.com to obtain revised labels and instructions or if they have any questions. Click here for more information

Added Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400

EVENFLO issued a recall on the EVOLVE 3-IN-1 model

On certain convertible child car seats, a child may be able to reach and activate the seat's harness adjustment button, located between the child's legs, potentially loosening the harness. This could increase the risk of injury in a crash. Correction: Registered owners will be sent instructions on how to obtain a repair kit containing a revised harness adjustment button and instructions. Owners who have not registered their car seat should contact Evenflo at 1-800-233-5921 or at www.evolve.evenflo.com to obtain a remedy kit. Click here for more information

Added Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400

ELFE JUVENILE PRODUCTS issued a recall on the TURBOBOOSTER model

Certain booster seats may not comply with the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations. The instruction book does not contain a statement indicating that the booster seat, even when unoccupied, must be firmly secured to the vehicle, which is contrary to the requirements of the Standard. In the event of a vehicle crash, an unoccupied and unsecured booster seat may strike other occupants and cause injury. Correction: Registered owners will receive a letter containing revised instructions. Non-registered owners of affected car seats, or owners who have moved should contact the Canadian distributor, Elfe Juvenile Products, at 1-800-667-8184 or service@graco.net to obtain revised instructions or if they have any questions. Consumers can also obtain information or register online at: www.graco.net. Click here for more information

Added Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400

DOREL issued a recall on the GROW N GO, and GROW AND GO AIR models

Certain child car seats that do not comply with the requirements of the Canada Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations (RSSR) may have been imported in error. Child car seats that were certified to United States requirements may have been mixed with Canadian certified seats during shipping. Correction: All child car seats in non-compliance will be exported. Note: None of the affected seats were sold to consumers.

Added Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400

CANADIAN TIRE CORPORATION issued a recall on the KUKU BOOSTER, and NO-BACK BOOSTER SEAT models

Certain booster seats may not comply with the requirements of the Canada Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations (RSSR). The upholstery may exceed the burn rate of the flammability requirements of the regulations, and the seats did not meet the stiffness requirements during quasi-static testing. Correction: Registered owners will be sent instructions on how to return the booster seats for a refund. Owners can also bring the booster seat to any Canadian Tire store for a refund. Click here for more information

Added Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Advisories, warnings, and recalls that affect children, pregnant or breast feeding women.

DaVinci Bailey Bassinet recalled due to fall hazard

If the bassinet is moved across the floor with enough friction or shaken with significant pressure, the lateral forces may cause the wooden legs to break at or near the attachment point where the legs are screwed into the supporting cross beam. If a leg of the bassinet were to break with an occupant inside, the bassinet could present a fall hazard.

Added Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Velvet jacket recalled due to strangulation hazard

The drawstrings on children's outerwear can hang on playground equipment, fences or other objects, posing a strangulation hazard. In addition, if the cord attaches to a vehicle, the child can be dragged.

Added Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Racine Carrée children's clothing with drawstrings recalled due to strangulation hazard

Drawstrings on children's outerwear can become caught on playground equipment, fences, or other objects and result in strangulation or, in the case of a vehicle, the child being dragged.

Added Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Various children's jackets with drawstrings recalled due to strangulation hazard

Drawstrings on children's upper outerwear can become caught on playground equipment, fences, or other objects and result in strangulation, or in the case of a vehicle, the child being dragged.

Added Mon, 18 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Hooey Youth Sweatshirts with Drawstrings recalled due to strangulation hazard

Drawstrings on children's upper outerwear can become caught on playground equipment, fences, or other objects and result in strangulation, or in the case of a vehicle, the child being dragged.

Added Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Staying Safe on Halloween

Costume and decoration safety Be sure to check Health Canada's Recalls and Safety Alerts database to ensure that costumes, decorations (e.g., string lights) and accessories have not been recalled. Avoid flowing skirts and capes, baggy sleeves, over-sized costumes and accessories (e.g., beards, wigs and feathers) on costumes as these can catch on fire if they come into contact with lit candles or flames. Nylon or heavyweight polyester costumes may be safer choices. Keep candles, matches, lighters and other fire hazards out of sight and reach of children. To further reduce the risk of open flames, consider using LED candles or lights in jack-o-lanterns and other decorations. Make sure that costumes are not so baggy or long that children can trip over them. Pick brightly coloured costumes that can be seen clearly by motorists. Add reflective tape to costumes to increase visibility. Consider using makeup or face paint instead of masks, as improperly fitted masks can interfere with a child's vision or breathing. If you choose to use a mask, make sure it is one that allows a child to see and breathe easily. Before using face paint or makeup, do a patch test to see whether a child is sensitive or allergic to something in the cosmetic. Products labelled as “hypoallergenic” can still cause allergic reactions. If a child has a known skin allergy, make sure to check the cosmetic’s list of ingredients or contact the manufacturer. Trick or treating Give each child a flashlight to carry to make them more visible to motorists and others. Tell children to stay in well-lit areas and to visit only homes that have their outdoor lights turned on. Remind children not to go into homes or cars, even if they are invited. Remind children not to eat any treats until an adult has checked them first. Throw out treats that are not commercially wrapped, or that are found in torn, damaged or loose packages. Ask children to wash their hands before opening and eating candy treats. Remove any choking hazards like gum, peanuts, hard candies or small toys from the loot bags of young children. Do not let children younger than three years of age play with toys with small parts. Food allergies or sensitivities Consider giving out treats that do not contain food allergens such as peanuts, tree nuts, milk and egg. Food allergens can cause severe reactions in individuals who have allergies or sensitivities. Try to find treats that provide a list of ingredients on their label so that children with allergies know whether they are safe for them to eat. As an alternative to candy, consider giving out stickers or glow sticks. If a child has food allergies, read labels carefully and avoid candies that do not have an ingredient list, or that have a “may contain” or similar statement after the ingredient list that warn about items to which they are allergic. If a child has been prescribed an epinephrine auto-injector because of a food allergy, make sure that they have it available whenever they eat Halloween candy. For more information Halloween Safety Halloween Food Safety

Added Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Kids World Kids Jacket recalled due to Entanglement Hazard

Drawstrings at the waist on children's upper outerwear can become caught on vehicles causing the child to be dragged.

Added Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400

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