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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.

Thompson's WaterSeal Waterproofing Wood Protector recalled due to potential leakage and fire hazard

Over time, the contents of the cans may react with the package, causing rust to form along the can seam, which could spread to other areas of the can. If enough time elapses, pinhole leaks may manifest in the wall of the can, particularly along the seam of the packaging, exposing the contents of the can to the environment. If leaking aerosol cans are improperly stored near sources of ignition, a potential fire hazard exists. Property damage from leaking liquid sealer could occur.

Added Tue, 14 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500

Toy Story 4 Backpack in specially-marked Pull-Ups Plus training pants recalled for inspection for potential inclusion of finishing scissors

The finishing scissors that might be found in the backpacks may pose a potential abrasion, laceration, or puncture hazard to a caregiver or child.

Added Tue, 14 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500

Bily Retractable Safety Gate recalled due to chemical hazard

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that these products do not meet the Canadian safety requirements for expansion gates. Specifically, the surface coating applied on the metal tube of the gates contains barium in excess of allowable limits.

Added Mon, 13 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500

Joe Fresh Toddler Girls' Winter Hat recalled due to choking hazard

The loop fastener may detach and pose a choking hazard to children.

Added Fri, 10 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500

Janod Looping Bead Maze recalled due to a choking hazard

The Triangle piece of the shape sorter, may in some cases be slightly too small, and potentially pose a choking hazard.

Added Wed, 08 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500

Mugshare 16oz Bamboo Fiber Cup recalled due to burn hazard

The affected cups may crack or break, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Added Tue, 07 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500

Fujitsu LIFEBOOK E744 recalled due to fire hazard

As the notebook battery pack ages, it may cause a battery-related thermal event and potentially pose a burn and fire hazard.

Added Mon, 06 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500

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

Good to Go brand Snack bars recalled due to mould

The recalling firm is Riverside Natural Foods abbr title'Limited'Ltd./abbr.This product has been distributed in Retail.

Added Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500

A&W brand, Recipe brand and Delicia brand Margarine recalled due to pieces of plastic

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

Added Tue, 14 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500

Viande Richelieu Meat brand horse meat recalled due to presence of clenbuterol

The recalling firm is span lang'fr'Viande Richelieu abbr title'Incorporé'Inc./abbr/span.This product has been distributed in Retail.

Added Tue, 14 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500

Alkanater brand Tahina recalled due to Salmonella

Added Tue, 14 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500

Scarpone's Italian Store brand frozen Ground Veal recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

Added Mon, 13 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500

PC brand Maple Apple Seasoned Pork Loin Roast recalled due to undeclared mustard

Added Mon, 06 Jan 2020 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 Thu, 02 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500

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

Pharmascience Inc. recalls one lot of prescription antifungal drug PMS-Nystatin Oral Suspension: Product may pose a choking risk

Summary Product: PMS-Nystatin Oral Suspension 100,000 units/mL (DIN 00792667), Lot 681044, Expires 30-11-2021. Issue: Product may contain clumps or jelly-like material, which may lead to choking. Newborns, infants and people with difficulty swallowing are particularly at risk. What to do: If, even after the product is shaken well, your product still contains clumps greater than 1 millimetre in size or jelly-like material, return it to your pharmacy for safe disposal and to obtain a replacement.

Added Fri, 17 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500

Hizentra (2020-01-16)

Added Thu, 16 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500

PMS-Nystatin Suspension (2020-01-13)

Added Mon, 13 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500

Docetaxel Injection (2020-01-06)

Added Mon, 06 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500

DIGORA Optime, DIGORA Optime UV (2020-01-04)

Added Mon, 06 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500

Health Canada seized two unauthorized ZO Medical skin-whitening creams from Toronto Dermatology Centre in North York, Ontario, because they may pose serious health risks

Health Canada is advising Canadians that it seized two unauthorized ZO Medical skin-whitening creams from Toronto Dermatology Centre (4256 Bathurst St. Suite 400) in North York, Ontario, because they may pose serious health risks, such as blisters, scarring, skin discolouration and possibly cancer.

Added Fri, 03 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500

Health Canada seized unauthorized health products, including 6 prescription skin products that may pose serious health risks from Excel Beauty Supply in the Albion Centre, Etobicoke, Ontario

OTTAWA - Health Canada is advising Canadians that it seized numerous unauthorized health products, including six prescription skin products that may pose serious health risks such as skin deterioration, low or high blood pressure, blisters or scarring from Excel Beauty Supply, located in the Albion Centre (1530 Albion Road), Etobicoke, Ontario. The skin products are creams and gels promoted for various uses including skin whitening, fading discolouration and removal of spots.

Added Fri, 27 Dec 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.

Toy Story 4 Backpack in specially-marked Pull-Ups Plus training pants recalled for inspection for potential inclusion of finishing scissors

The finishing scissors that might be found in the backpacks may pose a potential abrasion, laceration, or puncture hazard to a caregiver or child.

Added Tue, 14 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500

Bily Retractable Safety Gate recalled due to chemical hazard

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that these products do not meet the Canadian safety requirements for expansion gates. Specifically, the surface coating applied on the metal tube of the gates contains barium in excess of allowable limits.

Added Mon, 13 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500

Joe Fresh Toddler Girls' Winter Hat recalled due to choking hazard

The loop fastener may detach and pose a choking hazard to children.

Added Fri, 10 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500

Various Gongshow brand children's hoodies and 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 Mon, 30 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Various children's upper outerwear 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 Fri, 20 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Kid's Ark children's hooded sweaters 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 Thu, 19 Dec 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 Tue, 17 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0500

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