Product recalls consumers should be aware of:
Editor's Note: Rather than create a new post each week, we will create a monthly post. See previous April recalls here:
Product Recalls Week of May 20, 2017
Extech recalls Digital Clamp Meters
This recall involves AC/DC digital clamp meters that are used to measure AC/DC voltage, resistance, capacitance, frequency, temperature, continuity, and diode.
The model number can be found on the front of the unit and the serial number is on the back. Serial numbers ending with "A" are not included in the recall.
The clamp meters input terminal screws can come loose which can fail to give accurate voltage readings, causing the user to falsely believe that the electrical power of the test subject is low or off, posing an electrocution hazard.
As of May 17, 2017 the company has received no reports of incidents in Canada and no reports of injury. In the United States, the company has received two reports of the screw coming loose and no reports of injury.
Recall Shakeel Bhai Mehndi Waley – Bridal Special Henna Cone
This recall involves the "Shakeel Bhai Mehndi Waley Bridal Special Henna Cone" products.
The product is sold in a red triangular shaped cardboard package and is labelled "Special Bridal Cone – Shakeel Bhai Mehndi Waley, TM NO. 329614". The products were sold by several importers throughout Canada.
The recalled product contains phenol which is a prohibited Hotlist ingredient. Phenolic compounds are known skin sensitizers and can produce chemical burns (corrosive action) to the skin.
As of April 4, 2017, TAHA International has received one reported incident in Canada. As of May 24, 2017 neither Nutrifresh West Ltd. nor PAK National Foods Ltd. have received any reports of injuries or incidents in Canada.
Leggett & Platt Office Components, LLC Recalls Office Chairs
This recall involves a Leggett & Platt Office Components, LLC LP01 Synchro Slider Mechanism. These mechanisms were sold in several brands of office chairs, allowing the chair to have an adjustable seat depth. (Follow link to see all models involved)
Some of the seat slider bolts and push nuts can disconnect over time and even fall from the chair, which could cause the seat to detach from the chair, posing a fall hazard.
As of May 15, 2017, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada or the United States.
Pier 1 Imports recalls Temani Seating Collection
This recall involves the Pier 1 Imports Temani Collection in Parchment (Ivory) Colour: Temani Chair, Settee and Ottoman.
The units are ivory (parchment) in colour, made of rattan wicker, and were sold without a cushion.
The ivory paint used on the collection may contain lead in levels that exceed allowable limits.
Product Recalls Week of May 14, 2017
Michael's Recalls Ceramic Travel Mugs
This recall involves Michaels private brand Celebrate It™ ceramic travel mugs with a silicone lid. The mugs measure about 6.5 inches tall and hold about 16 ounces of liquid. The travel mugs have four designs:
Motherhood the greatest adventure (lime green lid)
MOM (lime green lid)
Blue floral (turquoise lid)
Pink floral (pink lid)
Only ceramic mugs with SKU number 508992 and UPC code 886946619458 printed on a label on the bottom of the mugs are included in the recall.
The mug's lid does not fit securely and can cause liquids to leak from the bottom of the lid when tilted, posing a burn hazard. Also, the mug does not have a silicone hand wrap so the consumer could burn their hand on the side walls of the mug.
As of May 17, 2017, the company has received one report of a lid leaking with no report of injury in Canada. In the United States, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries.
Razor recalls RipStik Electric Motorized Caster Boards
This voluntary recall involves Razor RipStik Electric motorized caster boards. The boards are blue and black in color, have two wheels, a hub motor and a lithium ion battery. They have a wireless digital hand remote that controls the speed up to 10 mph. The model number 15173840 and UPC bar code 8 45423 01605 0 are printed on a label affixed to the bottom of the board, on the charger and on the side of the retail box. “Razor USA LLC” is embossed on the bottom. “RipStik” is printed on the top of the board.
The rear wheel can stop rotating and lock up while in use, posing a fall hazard.
As of May 18, 2017, Health Canada and Razor USA LLC have not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these affected products.
Pier 1 Imports (US) recalls Chalk Note Mug
This recall involves the Pier 1 Imports Chalk Note Mugs that can be written on with chalk. The stoneware mugs were sold in black and measure 13.34 centimetres (5.25 inches) tall by 12.7 centimetres (5 inches) in diameter. "Stoneware" and "Pier 1 Imports" are printed on the bottom of the mug.
The mugs can crack when filled with hot liquid, posing a burn hazard to users and bystanders.
As of May 18, 2017, Pier 1 Imports has received reports of eight mugs that cracked when filled with a hot liquid in Canada, and no reports of injuries have been reported.
In the United States, Pier 1 Imports has received reports of eight mugs that cracked when filled with a hot liquid, and no injuries have been reported.
Bradshaw Canada Holdings Inc. recalls Bialetti Coffee Press
This recall involves Bialetti coffee presses with a glass beaker in a plastic frame with a stainless steel metal plunger. The coffee presses were sold in blue, green, black and red and hold eight cups of water. The plunger is stainless steel metal and mesh with a polypropylene lid and handle in matching color to the frame. The press exterior measures 6.5 inches by 9.5 inches and the interior measures 7 inches by 3.75 inches. The polypropylene lid has 14 vents in the bottom of the rim to strain fluids, while pouring. The Bialetti icon and logo are printed on each side of the frame and "Bialetti" is printed on the top of the plunger. The date stamp of March 2017 or earlier is printed on the underside of the plunger in a dial date code. (Dial date codes are read from the center of the circle outward. The two numbers in the center of the circle represent the year of production. The arrow in the circle points to the month of production on the outer circle.).
The glass beakers can break during normal use, posing a laceration hazard to users.
As of May 8th, the company has received no reports of consumer incidents or injuries in Canada. The company received three reports of the glass beakers breaking and cutting fingers, resulting in two consumers needing stitches, in the United States.
Product Recalls Week of May 7, 2017
Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1 Million RAM Trucks
FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 1 million trucks in the U.S. to reprogram computer modules that help control restraint-system deployment in rollover situations.
An FCA US investigation identified a population of vehicles equipped with modules featuring certain types of sensors. If such a vehicle were subjected to a significant underbody impact, its module may erroneously conclude the sensor has failed and then activate an instrument-cluster warning light.
The error code associated with the warning may temporarily disable side air bag and seat belt pretensioner** deployment for that ignition cycle, which would then be unavailable in the event of a vehicle rollover. (Deployment suppression is a feature of restraint systems. It serves as a potential safeguard against inadvertent system activation, should a sensor failure actually occur.)
If the warning light is illuminated, normal restraint-system function may be restored by turning the vehicle’s ignition to “off,” and then to “on/run.” Function restoration may be verified by the absence of a warning light.
However, FCA US urges affected customers to follow the instructions on their recall notices. The Company is aware of one fatality, two injuries and two accidents that may be related.
Affected vehicles are certain 2013-16 Ram 1500 and 2500 pickups, and 2014-2016 Ram 3500 pickups. Their occupant restraint control modules will be reprogrammed with software that affords more robust sensor performance.
The recall also affects an estimated 216,007 vehicles in Canada; 21,668 in Mexico; and 21,530 outside the NAFTA region.
Affected customers will be advised when they may schedule service. As always, the Company urges all customers to use seat belts when operating or riding in any motor vehicle.
Customers with questions may call the FCA US Customer Care Center at (800) 853-1403.
** Pretensioners reduce seat belt slack during impacts, thereby reducing forward movement of the occupant’s head and torso.
Pekkle Baby Sleepers from Costco
This recall involves various models of Pekkle Baby Sleepers with metal snaps sold at Costco stores. The sleepers are made of 100% cotton and come in six different sizes:
The lot number can be found on the label sewn in to the inside of the left leg of the sleeper. Lot numbers here:
The metal snaps on the recalled Pekkle sleepers may detach or fall off resulting in a choking or laceration hazard for children.
As of May 8, 2017, the company has received three reports of incidents in Canada, including one report of a laceration injury to an infant.
Carrier Corporation recalls certain Carrier GreenspeedTM and Bryant Evolution ExtremeTM brand heat pumps
This recall involves 2, 3, 4 and 5 ton sizes of certain Carrier Greenspeed™ and Bryant Evolution Extreme™ brand name residential variable speed heat pump units. The units are used for cooling and heating of residential homes. Get product numbers here:
The product’s model number and serial number can be found on the unit nameplate (or rating plate) located on the side of the unit's exterior. On the Bryant unit, there is a label on top of the unit that reads "Bryant Evolution System."
The capacitors in the control board may stop working causing the unit to overheat, posing a fire hazard.
As of May 2, 2017, Carrier Corporation has received 3 reports of the heat pumps overheating in Canada, no reports of injuries or fires.In the United States, Carrier Corporation has received 38 reports of the heat pumps overheating, and no reports of injuries or fires.
Various breaded chicken products recalled by Maple Leaf FoodsMaple Leaf Foods is recalling various breaded chicken products from the marketplace because they may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described here. Mina and Sufra Chicken burgers also recalled.
Little Passports, Inc. recalls Science Expeditions Northern Lights kits battery pack
This recall involves the Science Expeditions Northern Lights science kits with "Make an Electromagnet" and "Aurora in a Box" experiments that use battery packs. The kits were sold exclusively online to Little Passports subscribers in February 2017. The "Magnet Lab" experiment and comic book included in the Science Expeditions Northern Lights kit do not use battery packs and can still be used.
The battery packs included in the science kits can overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
As of April 3, 2017, the company has received seven reports of the battery pack overheating in the United States and one report in Canada. Little Passports has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of this product.
Sun Glow Window Covering Products of Canada Ltd. recalls roller blind shades
This recall involves roller blind shades custom manufactured by Sun Glow Window Covering Products of Canada Ltd. The roller blind shades being recalled have a stainless steel beaded chain with no tension device attached to the chain. The products were custom made in different sizes, colours and materials.
The manufacturer’s name can be found on a label on the bottom rail of the blind.
Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled blinds pose a strangulation hazard by having exposed looped operating chains. Young children may pull looped chains around their neck, posing a risk of strangulation.
As of May 1, 2017, the company has not received any reports of incidents in Canada.
For more information on the hazard, see Window Covering Safety.
Profile Design Recalls Bicycle Handlebar Stems
This recall involves the Profile Design "Cobra S" carbon-wrapped handlebar stem. These stems were sold individually and as original equipment on the following bicycle models:
Fuji 2009 D-6 Pro
Fuji 2010 D-6 Pro
Fuji 2010 D-6 Matt Reed
Jamis 2010 Xenith T2
Scott 2008 CR1 Plasma LTD (model# 209562)
Scott 2009 Plasma Premium (model # 212052)
Scott 2010 Plasma Premium (model # 215722)
The stems were sold in the following seven lengths or sizes: 60mm, 70mm, 80mm, 90mm, and 100mm, 110 mm and 120 mm.
"Profile Design" and "Cobra S" are printed in white on the black stems. Only black stems are included in this recall.
The bicycle handlebar stems can corrode and break, causing the rider to lose control and crash.
As of May 9, 2017, the company has received no reports of incidents in Canada, and no reports of injuries.
In the United States, the company has received at least 10 reports of the bicycle handlebar stems corroding and breaking, including one report of an injury to a rider when the bicycle stem broke causing the rider to lose control.
Product Recalls Week of May 1, 2017
Aunt Jemima brand Frozen Waffles and Frozen French Toast Slices recalled due to ListeriaPinnacle Foods Canada Corporation is recalling Aunt Jemima Frozen Waffles & Frozen French Toast Slices from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below. Distributors, retailers and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should not sell or use the recalled products described here.
Bombay Sapphire brand London Dry Gin may be unsafe due to high alcohol content
The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) is recalling Bombay Sapphire brand London Dry Gin from the marketplace due to high alcohol content. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.
This recall was initiated after the discovery that, during production, one batch was bottled before correct dilution to achieve the stated 40% alcohol content by volume. As a result, the affected batch has alcohol content by volume of 77%.
Certain Stelpro, Garrison, Maison, NOMA, RONA and UPM branded line voltage thermostats
This recall expansion involves the addition of another possible brand of thermostat that was not included in the previous recall.
The following model numbers are included in this recall. These models were known to be sold under the brand names Stelpro, Garrison, Maison, NOMA, RONA and UPM. All serial numbers are affected.
Note that some thermostat model numbers may have a letter after them, for example HTM221A. This letter indicates a minor, non-electrical variation in the product such as the shape of the LCD window or buttons or the colour of the unit. The presence of these letters does not affect which model numbers are included in the recall. The recalled units were certified to Canadian Standards by CSA International under certification number CSA 185066.
Please be advised that certain THM211 and THM311 models were recalled in 2002 by CSA International and the Electrical Safety Authority of Ontario.
The units may overheat, emit smoke and damage the wall, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
The importer is no longer in business. Between June 20, 2011 and April 25, 2017, Health Canada had received 56 reports of incidents from consumers and retailers regarding the use of these thermostats including overheating, melting, smoke and damage to the wall. No injuries have been reported. View recall notice here for complete details & more photos: