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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.

Delta UV Generator recalled due to fire hazard

The unit may overheat and pose a fire hazard.

Added Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Pro Charge Power Wireless Charging Pads recalled due to burn hazard

The wireless charging pads can overheat while in use, posing a burn hazard.

Added Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Matrix Vavoom Freezing Spray recalled due to missing hazard labelling

The recalled products were not destined for the Canadian marketplace and do not have mandatory hazard labelling as required by the Cosmetic Regulations, under the Canadian Food and Drugs Act. Improper labelling could result in unintentional exposure to these products and lead to serious illness, injury or death.

Added Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Hayward Pool Heater Vent Kit recalled due to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazard

The recalled vent kits installed on the gas pool heaters are not the proper size and can allow carbon monoxide to leak, posing a carbon monoxide poisoning hazard to consumers.

Added Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400

AmazonBasics 1500 Watt Ceramic Space Heater recalled due to fire hazard

The heaters can overheat, posing a burn and fire hazard potentially leading to injury or property damage.

Added Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Olympic Premium Stain Stripper recalled due to container damage

If the container is not handled with care, it may rupture or crack, causing the Olympic Stain Stripper container to leak. If the container is compromised and the contents leak, the Olympic Stain Stripper can, upon contact, result in injury and/or property damage, due to its corrosive properties.

Added Fri, 07 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Apple three-prong AC wall plug adapters included in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit recalled due to risk of electric shock

The affected three-prong AC wall plug adapters may break, posing a risk of electrical shock.

Added Wed, 05 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400

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

Certain fish cake products recalled by Korea Food Trading Ltd. due to undeclared egg

The recalling firm is Korea Food Trading abbr title'limited'Ltd./abbr.This product has been distributed in Retail, Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional.

Added Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Certain Daesang brand rice seasoning mixes recalled due to undeclared egg, milk, and oyster

Added Fri, 07 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Daesang brand Boc Rice (seasoning – vegetable flavour) recalled due to undeclared egg

Added Fri, 07 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Certain Daesang brand rice seasoning mixes recalled due to undeclared egg, milk, oyster, soy, and wheat

Added Fri, 07 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Certain Daesang brand rice seasoning mixes recalled due to undeclared egg, milk, and oyster

Added Thu, 06 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Certain Daesang brand rice seasoning mixes recalled due to undeclared egg, milk, oyster, soy, and wheat

Added Wed, 05 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Health Canada reminds Canadians of the risks associated with consuming unprocessed donor human milk

OTTAWA - Health Canada is aware of reports that Canadians are sharing and purchasing unprocessed human donor breast milk, and would like to remind Canadians of the potential health risks of consuming this milk.

Added Wed, 05 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400

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

Labelling error may lead to patients receiving Linessa 28 birth control pills instead of Linessa 21

OTTAWA - Health Canada is advising Canadians of a labelling error affecting one lot of Linessa 28 birth control pills on the Canadian market (lot 190056, expiry 06/2021). The English side of Linessa 28 boxes is incorrectly labelled with the eight-digit Drug Identification Number (DIN) for Linessa 21 (02272903) instead of the correct Linessa 28 DIN (02257238). The labelling error could result in a Linessa 21 patient inadvertently receiving Linessa 28 instead of Linessa 21 if the product is dispensed at the pharmacy only using the incorrect DIN as a reference.

Added Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Health Canada warns Canadians of potential cancer risk associated with gentian violet

OTTAWA - Health Canada has completed a safety review of human health products and veterinary drugs containing gentian violet and has found that exposure to these products may increase the risk of cancer. Given the seriousness of this risk, Health Canada is advising Canadians to stop using all human and veterinary drug products containing gentian violet.

Added Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400

ZOLL AED Pro External Defibillator (2019-06-11)

Added Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Unauthorized products may pose serious health risks

Health Canada is advising Canadians about unauthorized health products that may pose serious health risks. Thetable belowis updated when Health Canada finds unauthorized health products that are promoted for sexual enhancement, weight loss, as a workout aid, or as “poppers,” and that are labelled to contain or have been tested and found to contain dangerous ingredients. Links to previous tables with affected products are also available below.

Added Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Konsar Future Nutrition Products Recall (2019-06-10)

Added Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Fake Viagra seized from Adult Store in Scarborough, Ontario, may pose serious health risks

Health Canada inspectors have seized counterfeit Viagra from the Adult Store in Scarborough, Ontario (2365 Eglinton Ave East). This product is in addition to 14 other unauthorized health products that Health Canada recently seized from the same location.

Added Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Betadine Sore Throat Gargle (2019-06-04)

Added Wed, 05 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400

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.

Evenflo Pillo Napper recalled due to not meeting Canadian requirements

The product does not meet the requirements for bassinets under the Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations.

Added Tue, 04 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Baby sleep bags with legs recalled due to flammability hazard

Health Canada has determined that the recalled products do not meet flammability requirements for children's sleepwear under the Canadian law.

Added Mon, 03 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Mori Zip-Up Sleep Suit recalled due to flammability hazard

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that this product does not meet the flammability requirements for children's sleepwear under the Canadian law.

Added Thu, 30 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleepers recalled due to reports of deaths in the United States (sold on Amazon.ca)

As the product was advertised as sleeping accommodation for a child, it must meet the requirements under the Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations. The product fails to meet these requirements.

Added Wed, 15 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Arm's Reach Cribs and Bassinets recalled due to not meeting Canadian requirements

The cribs and Co-Sleeper products have not been tested to the Canadian Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations and may not meet the safety requirements.

Added Wed, 15 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper recalled due to reports of deaths in the United States

As the Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper model R6070 was advertised as sleeping accommodation for a child, it must meet the requirements under the Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations. The product fails to meet these requirements. As a playtime or soothing seat, the product is not subject to the Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations.

Added Wed, 15 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Great Pretenders recalls Best Friends Necklace Set due to lead and cadmium in excess of allowable limits

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled jewellery contains lead and cadmium in excess of allowable limits.

Added Tue, 07 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400

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