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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.

Crate and Barrel Canada, Inc. recalls Josephine Floor Mirrors

The mirror's glass can separate from the wooden backing and fall, posing a laceration hazard.

Added Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Dollarama recalls Craft Dough toys

The craft dough toy is mislabelled and incorrectly states that it is gluten free. Consumers who are sensitive or allergic to gluten may have an adverse reaction when using the toy.

Added Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Core Health & Fitness recalls Stairmaster 8G Gauntlet Stepmill Machines

The steps can accelerate rapidly without input from the user, posing a fall hazard.

Added Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Mom Life Market recalls 10" & 16" Personalized Stuffed Plush Bunnies

The recalled products may contain phthalate levels that exceed the allowable levels.

Added Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400

CTG recalls Friction Powered School Bus

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the school bus toy does not meet Canadian safety requirements for toys. Specifically, the school bus released small parts during testing, which are a choking hazard for young children.

Added Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Flushmate recalls Flushmate II 501-B Pressure-Assisted Flushing Systems

The Flushmate II 501-B system can burst at or near the vessel weld seam releasing stored pressure. This pressure can lift the tank lid and shatter the tank, posing impact and laceration hazards to consumers and property damage.

Added Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Ryerson Canada and Vista Railings Systems Inc. recall Various ProBuilt Aluminum Deck Railing Posts

Certain ProBuilt Aluminum Posts have an issue with the screws that affix the base plate to the post which may cause the post to separate from the base plate when forces over 334 pounds are applied horizontally to the top side of the post. As a result, the posts do not fully comply with local building code requirements and may pose a fall hazard.

Added Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400

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

Emborg brand Pizza Style Dairy Free Shreds recalled due to undeclared milk

Added Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Certain Nora's brand Dairy-Free Frozen Desserts recalled due to undeclared milk

Added Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Schneiders brand Country Naturals Wieners recalled due to undeclared milk

Added Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Certain Abbott brand formulated liquid nutrition products in 235 mL metal cans recalled due to possible bacterial contamination

Added Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Coconut Town brand Coconut wafer roll recalled due to undeclared milk

Added Fri, 12 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Euro-Balkan Specialty Foods brand Balkan Style Kajmak Cream Cheese Product recalled due to a toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria

The recalling firm is Euro-Balkan Specialty Foods.This product has been distributed in Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional.

Added Thu, 11 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Postmark Brewing brand Could You Be More Pacific Pale Ale recalled due to bursting cans

The recalling firm is Postmark Brewing.This product has been distributed in Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional, Retail.

Added Thu, 11 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400

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

Unauthorized "Surfaz-SN Triple Action Cream" seized from Mississauga store may pose serious health risks

Health Canada seized “Surfaz-SN Triple Action Cream”—an unauthorized skin cream promoted for antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory use—because it is labelled to contain prescription drugs (betamethasone dipropionate and neomycin sulphate). The product was seized from Kaf African Caribbean Market (2642 Liruma Road, Unit 2A) in Mississauga, Ontario.

Added Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Health Canada reminds Canadians of the risks of decorative contact lenses

OTTAWA – As Halloween approaches and many people consider their costumes, Health Canada is reminding consumers that decorative contact lenses pose health risks. It’s important to use these lenses safely.

Added Fri, 12 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Parietex Composite Parastomal Mesh (2018-10-08)

Added Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Artis zee Ceiling System (2018-10-03)

Added Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Health Canada finds Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals site non-compliant with requirements for the manufacture of drug ingredients

October 2, 2018 For immediate release

Added Tue, 02 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Pruitt F3-S Polyurethane Outlying Carotid Shunt (2018-10-01)

Added Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400

BD PCEA Administration Set (2018-10-01)

Added Fri, 19 Oct 2018 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.

Abond Group Inc. recalls Tubeez Baby Bath Support

The bath support’s suction cups may not adhere to the bath surface, making it unstable and cause it to possibly tip over while in use. In addition, an infant can slip underneath the front support bar and become lodged under water posing a drowning hazard.

Added Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Garderie Dépôt recalls Dream on Me Portable Cribs

The distance between the top surface of the lowest fixed side and the top surface of the mattress support is lower than what is required by law, posing a fall hazard.

Added Tue, 02 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Buy Buy Baby recalls Ellen Degeneres Coveralls with Cap

The coverall has a bunny applique which can detach and poses a choking hazard.

Added Fri, 06 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Expanded Recall: Peg Perego Canada Inc. recalls Various Book Strollers

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that these strollers do not meet the Carriages and Strollers Regulations in Canada. Specifically, the strollers do not meet the latching system requirements for folding strollers as they do not have a safety device independent of the latching device to prevent folding.

Added Fri, 06 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Bumbleride Inc recalls Bumbleride Speed 3-wheel jogging stroller

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that this jogging stroller does not meet the sharp edge requirements of the Carriages and Strollers Regulations in Canada. The metal edge of the back hinge located on the right side of the jogging stroller can be sharp, posing a potential risk of cut or laceration.

Added Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Peekaboo Beans Inc. recalls Peekaboo Beans Dark Heather Charcoal Infant Garments

The bean logo can become detached, posing a potential choking hazard.

Added Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Reward Connections Inc. Recalls Ottawa Senators Onesies with Metal Snaps

The metal snaps on the recalled Ottawa Senators onesies may detach resulting in a choking hazard to young children.

Added Mon, 04 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400

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