Product recalls consumers should be aware of:
Editor's Note: Rather than create a new post each week, we will add to this post continually going forward.
Product Recalls Week of April 24th, 2017
Osprey Child Safety Products LLC recalls Poco, Poco Plus and Poco Premium Child Carriers
This recall involves Poco, Poco Plus and Poco Premium child carriers. The products can be identified by the production date code ("PO" or "Purchase Order" Number) which is stamped on a black label sewn in the interior of the large bottom pocket in the front of the carrier. The relevant production numbers for the carriers are S12SBPR1, S12SBPR1B, S12SBPR2, S12SBPR3, S12SBPR4, F12SBPR1, F12SBPR2, S13SB IPO, S13SBPR1, S13SBPR2, S13SBPR3, S13SBPR4, F13SBPR1, F13SBPR2, F13SBPR3, S14SBPR1, S14SBPR2, S14SBPR3, S14SBPR4 and S14SBPR5. The model name is printed on the fabric of the lower front panel of the carrier. A tag that is sewn into the carrier’s lower compartment also shows the model name and serial number (each pack has an individual serial number to allow tracking). Get all details here:
The company has determined that a child seated in the carrier can slip through the leg openings, posing a potential fall hazard to children.
As of April 13, 2017, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received four reports of falls, including two reports of injuries.
Various brands of pie and tart shells recalled due to E. coli O121
The food recall warning issued on April 12, 2017 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.
Harlan Bakeries - Edmonton is recalling various brands of pie and tart shells due to possible E. coli O121 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described here.
Horizon Hobby recalls Dynamite 40-Amp FWD REV Brushed ESC in various remote ECX controlled vehicles
This recall involves the Dynamite 40-Amp FWD REV Brushed ESC – DYNS2201. The controllers are installed in the ECX 1/10 LiPo Circuit, Ruckus and Torment models of the following remote-controlled vehicles:: ECX03130T1, ECX03130T2, ECX03131T1, ECX03131T2, ECX03133T1, ECX03133T2, ECX03154.The ESC measures 5 centimetres length by 3 3/4 centimetres width. The model numbers can be found on the product box or in the owner's manual for each vehicle. The model vehicles measure about 18 inches in length and 12 inches in width and are hobby grade remote control models for ages 14 and up.
The vehicle's electronic speed control (ESC) can fail and short circuit, posing a fire hazard.
As of April 25, the company has received 3 reports of ESCs that caught fire in Canada, and no reports of injuries.
In the United States, Horizon Hobby has received 19 reports of the ESC in the model truck and cars catching fire. No injuries or property damage has been reported.
Miss Vickie's brand Jalapeño Kettle Cooked Potato Chips recalled due to SalmonellaMiss Vickie's Canada is recalling Miss Vickie's brand Jalapeño Kettle Cooked Potato Chips from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described on the recall notice here:
High Liner Captain's Crew brand Breaded Fish Strips and Breaded Fish Nuggets recalled due to undeclared milk
High Liner Foods Inc. is recalling High Liner Captain's Crew brand breaded fish strips and High Liner Captain's Crew brand breaded fish nuggets from the marketplace because they may contain milk which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to milk should not consume the recalled products.
Robin Hood brand All Purpose Flour, Original recalled due to E. coli O121
Ottawa, April 4, 2017 - The food recall warning issued on March 28, 2017 has been updated to include additional distribution information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.
Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. is recalling Robin Hood brand All Purpose Flour, Original from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O121 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described here.
CTG Brands Inc. recalls Various Kool Charmz Interchangeable Charms
This recall involves various metallic Kool Charmz Interchangeable Charms which are attached to an approximately 0.5 cm diameter metallic clasp.
Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has revealed that the recalled jewellery contains lead in excess of allowable limits.
Under the Children's Jewellery Regulations of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, it is illegal to import, advertise or sell jewellery items that appeal primarily to children under 15 years of age and contain more than 600 mg/kg total lead. Lead is highly toxic, especially to children. A range of serious health effects have been associated with exposure to lead, including anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, serious brain injury, convulsions, coma, as well as effects related to the liver, kidneys, heart and immune system. In extreme cases, there have been deaths.
For more information on the risks and symptoms of lead exposure, visit the Government of Canada's website Lead and Cadmium in Children's Jewellery.
Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited recalls Mastercraft 2-in-1 Nailer
This recall involves the Mastercraft 2-in-1 Nailer. The product included in this recall is the dark blue design with yellow trigger and top. The impacted product can be identified by the manufacturing date code located on the body of the tool. Any products where the last four digits are 2011 or prior are included in the recall.
The casting that attaches the exhaust port to the hand tool may break causing the exhaust port to detach, posing a risk of injury.
As of March 21, 2017, the company has received five reports of the exhaust port detaching in Canada, including one report resulting in minor injury.
Marin Mountain Bikes Recalls Pine Mountain Bicycles
This recall involves two Marin adult bicycle models: 2016 "Pine Mountain 1" and 2017 "Pine Mountain" bicycles. The bicycles were available in five frame sizes and have a silver painted frame with an orange painted fork. "Pine Mountain 1" or "Pine Mountain" is printed on the top tube of the frame, and the down tube of the frame has a "MARIN" decal.
The rigid front forks on these recalled bikes can bend or break during use, posing fall and crash hazards to the user.
As of March 28, 2017, the company has received one report of a fork bending during use in Canada but no injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received one incident report of a bent bicycle fork, and no reports of injuries.
Chromag Bikes recalls Chromag bicycle stems
This recall involves various Chromag bicycle stems with a 'Z' marked inside the bolt head. The bicycle stems come in various colours including black, red, blue, gold, purple and silver. Note that bolts marked with a 'T', 'Y' or 'C' inside the bolt head do not require replacement.
Bolts with a 'Z' marked inside the bolt head used on certain bicycle stems may be prone to premature breaking when tightened, causing a fall and injury hazard.
As of March 23, 2017, the company has received four reports of premature breakage in Canada, and no reports of injuries.
Product Recalls Week of March 26th, 2017
FORD ISSUES SAFETY COMPLIANCE RECALL FOR CERTAIN 2017 FORD F-250 6.2-LITER VEHICLES FOR UNINTENDED VEHICLE MOVEMENT WHILE IN PARK
DEARBORN, Mich., April 1, 2017 – Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 52,000 2017 Ford F-250 gasoline-powered 6.2-liter vehicles for unintended vehicle movement while in park. Customers are advised to use the parking brake at all times when shifting their vehicle into park to keep the vehicle stationary.
In the affected vehicles, a damaged park rod actuating plate might not achieve mechanical park within the automatic transmission after the driver moves the shift lever to park. If the parking brake is not applied, this could result in unintended vehicle movement with the gear selector in park without warning, increasing the risk of injury or crash.
Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.
Affected vehicles include certain 2017 Ford F-250 gasoline-powered 6.2-liter vehicles built at Kentucky Assembly Plant Oct. 9, 2015 to March 30, 2017.
The recall involves approximately 52,608 vehicles located in North America, including 48,421 in the United States and federalized territories, and 4,143 in Canada. The Ford reference number for this recall is 17C06.
Dealers will inspect and replace the park rod actuating plate as necessary at no cost to the customer.
Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited recalls Mastercraft 50' and 100', 12/3 gauge, 3-tap, Outdoor Extension Cords
Mastercraft 50' and 100', 12/3 gauge, 3-tap, Outdoor Extension Cords
This recall involves the Mastercraft 50 foot (15 m) and 100 foot (30.48 m), 12/3 gauge, 3-tap, Outdoor Extension Cords. Impacted products can be identified by the four-digit batch code located on the male end, with the first two digits indicating the month and the last two indicating the year the product was manufactured. All products manufactured between October 2015 and February 2017 will be included in the recall. The recalled products were certified by UL with certification file number E184278.
The prongs have been incorrectly inserted into the mould, which can produce sparks from the female end of the cord, posing a risk of injury.
As of March 14, 2017, the company has received four reports of sparks coming from the female end of the cord in Canada, and no reports of injuries.
Pfizer Canada recalls two lots of EpiPen / EpiPen Jr auto-injectors (0.3 mg and 0.15 mg epinephrine) due to possible device failure
Pfizer Canada, in consultation with Health Canada, is voluntarily recalling one lot of EpiPen auto-injector and one lot of EpiPen Jr. auto-injector. The recalled devices may contain a defective part that may result in the auto-injector failing to activate or requiring increased force to activate.This recall is being conducted following two confirmed international reports of the device failing to activate. There have been no confirmed reports of device failures involving lots distributed in Canada.
EpiPen/EpiPen Jr. auto-injectors are used to deliver an emergency treatment of adrenaline (epinephrine) to patients who are at risk or have a history of serious allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). Failure of the auto-injector to activate may result in patients not receiving the required dose of adrenaline (epinephrine), resulting in the worsening of symptoms of anaphylaxis or anaphylactic reactions, which could be life threatening.
EpiPen (0.3 mg epinephrine) auto-injector lot 5GU763, expiry date May 2017, 67844 units distributed in Canada
EpiPen Jr (0.15 mg epinephrine) auto-injector lot 5GR765, expiry date March 2017, 39503 units distributed in Canada
Thai Kitchen brand Original Pad Thai Stir-fry Sauce recalled due to undeclared peanut
La Cie McCormick Canada Co. is recalling Thai Kitchen brand Original Pad Thai Stir-fry sauce from the marketplace because it contains peanut which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to peanut should not consume the recalled product described below.
Vanilla Sundae Cup Recall
Central Smith Creamery is recalling Wholesome Farms brand Vanilla Sundae Cup from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. Food service institutions, such as hospitals and nursing homes, should not serve or use the recalled product described below.
humangear capCAP bottle caps
This recall only involves humangear’s updated version of the capCAP product, which is an accessory bottle cap. The updated capCAPs were sold in green/gray, blue/gray, and black/gray color combinations for standard wide-mouth stainless steel bottles. The humangear logo is stamped on the top of the capCAP. Only caps with model numbers HG0501, HG0502, and HG0505 printed above the UPC code on the package are included in the recall. The recalled capCAP has a silicone seal, a rubber coating on the large cap, and a tab/slot feature on the strap, all of which the original capCAP does not have.
The updated capCAP product may begin to leak, dislodge, or pop off when the bottle is filled with hot liquids posing a burn hazard.
As of March 30, 2017, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received 1 report of liquid leakage however, no injuries have been reported.
Whiskware™ Glass Dressing Shaker bottles
This product is a glass dressing shaker bottle with a white plastic pour spout and an internal stainless-steel, round wire agitator used to mix the shaker's contents. The word Whiskware™ and a volume measurement scale are written in white letters on the side of the glass bottle. The shaker is 22.1 centimetred (8.7 inches) tall, approximately 7.6 centimetres (3 inches) in diameter, and has a capacity of about 2.5 cups. The product can be identified by the UPC number 847289923752. The recall notice can be found here.
The bottom portion of the glass dressing shaker bottle may break when the metal agitator strikes the bottom at certain orientations during rigorous shaking, posing a laceration hazard.
As of March 13, 2017 the company has received no report(s) of injury in Canada. In the United States, the company has received 12 reports of the bottom of the glass shakers breaking. No injuries have been reported.
John Deere Infant Cap Recall
This recall involves John Deere gray infant baseball caps with a green tractor design. The caps were sold in one size (infant 6-12 months). Style number "JSH721HF" and manufacture date "11/2016" are printed on the sewn in care label inside the back of the caps.
The button on the top of the infant cap can detach, posing a choking hazard.
As of March 20, 2017, Sock and Accessory Brands Global has received no reports of consumer incidents or injuries in Canada or the United States.
Juratoys recalls various toy trolleys.
This recall involves three toy trolleys, each with wheels and handles. They are intended for children aged 1 to 4, except for the barbecue trolley, which is intended for children aged 18 months and older.
The trolley can become unstable if a child pushes downward on the handle, resulting in a fall and/or impact hazard.
As of 13 March, 2017, the company has received no reports of the toy tipping over in Canada. In the United States, the company has received two reports of the toy tipping over causing injuries.
Product Recalls Week of March 19th, 2017
Baby Boons Lactation Chocolate Chip Cookies, UPDATED TO INCLUDE Cocoa Quinoa, Oatmeal Raisin
Purposeful Excellence Inc. is recalling Booby Boons brand Lactation Cookies – Chocolate Chip, Cocoa Quinoa, Oatmeal Raisin from the marketplace because they may contain peanut which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to peanut should not consume the recalled product described below.
The product has been sold nationally and through Internet sales.
Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug'n Secure Swing Pink Toddler Swings
Manufactured from November 2009 through December 2013
This recall involves the Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug 'n Secure pink toddler swings manufactured from November 2009 through December 2013. The swings have a pink T-shaped restraint in front with a Little Tikes logo. The swing is suspended by four yellow ropes. The affected products can be identified by model number 615573 found on the back of the swing seat and UPC 050743615573.
The manufacturing date code is stamped on the back of the seat. The recall includes the molded INNER arrow of the date code stamp pointing to either "10", "11" or "12". In addition, the recall includes the molded INNER arrow of "09" combined with "43" or higher stamped on the OUTER ring.
No other date codes or other colours of swings are affected.
The plastic seat can crack or break, posing a fall hazard.
As of March 14, 2017, the company has received no reports of injuries in Canada. There have been 39 reports of injuries to children including abrasions, bruises, cuts and bumps to the head that occurred outside of Canada. Two of the reported injuries included children with a broken arm.
HeliX Pool Slide
This recall involves two part numbers associated with the slides: 640-209-58123 (Sandstone) and 640-209-58124 (Gray Granite). The serial numbers for the units affected by the recall are SR-HX13-01001 through SR-HX13-01488 and SR-HX14-01001 through SR-HX14-01602.
The serial number is located under the heliX™ label on the inside of the slide.
A child can exit the slide before entering the pool, posing a fall hazard that can result in serious injury.
As of March 8, 2017, the company has received 1 report of a child exiting out of the slide and landing on the pool deck. Neither Health Canada nor the company has received reports of injuries in Canada.
Product Recalls Week of March 12th, 2017
SoLo GI Brand Energy Bars
New Era Nutrition Inc.is recalling SoLo GI brand energy bars from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
The following products have been sold nationally as well as through Internet sales: Lemon Lift, White Chocolate Cherry, Pineapple Coconut. More details here:
Expanded Recall: Tot Warehouse Wholesale recalls Sili Pearls Gumball Teether & Soother Clips
This expanded recall involves additional Gumball soother clips and teethers not included in the previous recall.
The additional recalled clips have only 2 knots, one at the beginning and one in the middle. A knot is missing at the clip. The silicone bead can detach from the clip, posing a choking hazard.
As of March 1, 2017, the company has received one report of the bead detaching from the clip in Canada and no reports of injuries. Full recall notice here:
Dixie Diners' Club brand Carb Not Beanit Butter recalled due to E. coli O157:H7
Ottawa, March 13, 2017 - The food recall warning issued on March 10, 2017 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.
Industry is recalling Dixie Diners' Club brand Carb Not Beanit Butter from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.
The following product may have been sold nationally as well as through Internet sales.
Performance Designed Products LLC recalls Battery Chargers for XBOX ONE Video Game ControllersThis recall involves Energizer® XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers used to charge XBOX ONE video game controllers. The chargers are black plastic and measure about 3.5 inches long, 5 inches wide and 11 inches tall.
"Energizer®"is printed on the charger's label. Item number 048-052-NA is printed on the bottom of the chargers. The chargers hold up to two XBOX controllers.
The battery chargers can overheat and damage the XBOX ONE video game controller, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
As of February 27th, 2017, Performance Designed Products LLC has received no reports of consumer incidents or injuries in Canada.
In the United States, the company has received 24 reports of the chargers overheating and deforming the charger's plastic cover, including 6 reports of chargers emitting a burning odor. No injuries have been reported.
Look Cycle International S.A. recalls Look Cycle Aerostem Clamp
This voluntary recall involves the stainless steel clamp that is a component of the Look Cycle Aerostem. The clamp was built into certain Look Cycle road bikes and also sold as an aftermarket item. The stainless steel clamp that secures the stem to the handlebars may corrode and break, causing a fall and injury hazard.
Food Recall Warning - PastaCo brand Bolognese Sauce recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria
Ottawa, March 17, 2017 - PastaCo is recalling PastaCo brand Bolognese Sauce from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled product. This recall was triggered by test results. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.