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.
The recalled products do not meet the child-resistant packaging requirements required by the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.Added Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400
The bottom of bookcase can become weak or collapse, posing an injury hazard.Added Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400
Some of the recalled products may have the presence of a common household microorganism, Pluralibacter gergoviae. Pluralibacter gergoviae rarely causes serious infections in healthy individuals. Individuals with weakened immune systems, who suffer from a serious pre-existing condition, who have been treated surgically, or belong to another sensitive group of persons are at an increased risk of infection if they use the contaminated product.Added Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400
The locking mechanism on the chair frame may become disengaged, posing a fall hazard.Added Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400
The candle's high flames can ignite the surface of the wax, posing fire and burn hazards.Added Fri, 09 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400
The table legs could collapse during moving or use, posing an injury hazard.Added Wed, 07 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400
The chair's post can separate from the base posing a fall hazard.Added Thu, 01 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400
Food advisories, warnings, and safety tips to stay safe and avoid food-related hazards and illnesses.
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The recalling firm is Cambrian Solutions, a Maroon Group Company.This product has been distributed in Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional.Added Tue, 20 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400
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Safety alerts, public health advisories, and recalls related to therapeutic health products.
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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 Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400
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Health Canada is informing Canadians that a counterfeit version of the authorized Daily Shield hand sanitizer has been found for sale at a Dollarama store in Thunder Bay. The counterfeit version is labelled with NPN 80098979, Lot 6942; Expiry May 2023 and is sold in a 250 mL format.Added Sun, 18 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400
OTTAWA – Health Canada is reminding parents and caregivers not to use products containing benzocaine in children under two years of age. Benzocaine products may cause a serious blood condition called methemoglobinemia (MetHb), which reduces the ability of red blood cells to deliver oxygen throughout the body.Added Thu, 15 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400
New recalls that may apply to your personal vehicle, the vehicles in your fleet, or your rental vehicles.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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 informationAdded Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400
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 informationAdded Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400
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 Infoemail@example.com to obtain revised labels and instructions or if they have any questions. Click here for more informationAdded Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400
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 informationAdded Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 informationAdded Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400
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
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 informationAdded Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Advisories, warnings, and recalls that affect children, pregnant or breast feeding women.
These neck pillows contain lead on the zippers and zipper pulls in excess of allowable limits, posing a risk of lead exposure to children.Added Wed, 02 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0400
The handlebar of these strollers may detach from the product, posing a possible fall hazard.Added Wed, 12 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0400
The products fail to meet the flammability requirements for children's sleepwear, posing a risk to children.Added Tue, 21 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0400
OTTAWA - Health Canada has identified two inclined sleeping products sold between 2016 and 2018, potentially circulating on the second-hand market, that do not meet the safety requirements for bassinets under the Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations (CCBR).Added Thu, 16 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0400
The mattress support board or the cross bar supporting the mattress support board of the bassinet may become disengaged with an occupant inside, posing a fall or entrapment hazard.Added Thu, 09 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0400
The teething spoon can break in a child's mouth when being used as a teether, posing a choking hazard to infants.Added Wed, 24 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0400
Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the yellow and red coatings applied to the stools and table legs contain lead in excess of the allowable limit established by the Surface Coatings Materials Regulations.Added Fri, 12 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0400