Safety Advisories & Recalls
October 21, 2020
Cottonelle® & Cottonelle® GentlePlus Flushable Wipes Products recalled due to potential microbial contamination
Some of the products within the recalled lots may be contaminated with the microorganism Pluralibacter gergoviae.
As of October 7, 2020, the company has received no reports of incidents or serious injuries in Canada.
This recall involves Cottonelle® & Cottonelle® GentlePlus Flushable Wipes products. The UPC code is located on the bottom of the package. The recalled product can also be identified by entering the lot code found on the bottom of the package into the Kimberly-Clark lot checker.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and dispose of it. Contact Kimberly-Clark to obtain a refund and for information on disposal.
For more details and a list of affected batch lots, visit: https://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/74165r-eng.php
August 12, 2020
Thule Sleek Strollers recalled due to possible fall hazard
The handlebar of these strollers may detach from the product, posing a possible fall hazard.
As of July 29, 2020, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received one incident report and no report of injury.
This recall involves the Thule Sleek Stroller with the following product numbers: 11000001-5,11000017,11000330,11000337-342, and manufacturing date codes of May 2018 through September 2019. The product label is located on the lower inside frame of the stroller.The affected products were sold from July 2018 to June 2020.
Consumers should immediately stop using the stroller and contact Thule for instructions about how to return the stroller frame and receive a replacement frame.
For more details, visit: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/73641r-eng.php
June 22, 2020
Kinderfeets Pram 2-in-1 Walker recalled due to a choking hazard
Rubber caps from the support legs can detach resulting in a possible choking hazard.
As of June 17, 2020, the company has received one report of a child choking on the cap in Canada and no reports of injuries.
The affected products were sold from May 2019 to June 2020.
Consumers should immediately contact Alca Distribution for replacement support legs.
For more details and a list of affected batch lots, visit: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/73401r-eng.php
May 26, 2020
Food Safety Warning (Allergen) - iChoc brand Vegan Bars may contain improperly declared milk
Ottawa, May 24, 2020 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with an allergy to milk not to consume the affected products because they may contain milk which is improperly declared on the label. The products were imported by Ecoideas in Markham, Ontario.
If you have an allergy to milk, do not consume the products as they may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.
Check to see if you have the affected product in your home. If you have an allergy to milk, do not consume the products as they may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.
For more details and a list of affected batch lots, visit: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2020/73189r-eng.php
May 6, 2020
Notification, re: SmileFrida the TOOTHHUGGER Manual Toothbrush
As stated on the package labeling, do not let your child bite or chew on the ToothHugger as this brush is not designed to be a teething aid or chew toy. Furthermore, this product is to be used only under adult supervision and, like all toothbrushes, should be immediately discarded at the first sign of damage from repeated biting, chewing, or other wear and tear.
This notification is to re-enforce existing product labeling regarding proper use. If you are currently using a SmileFrida the ToothHugger with your child, please check your product for signs of misuse, like repeated biting or chewing. If there is visible evidence that the product has been chewed or otherwise damaged by your child, please discard the toothbrush. If you are in possession of an unopened SmileFrida the ToothHugger, you may continue to use the product as directed on the product labeling.
FRIDABABY CUSTOMER SERVICE:
P: (305) 673.7535
Hours of availability:
Mon - Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9 am - 2:30 pm
April 27, 2020
Sapsucker brand The Original One - Organic Sparkling Tree Water recalled due to swelling cans
For more details, visit: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2020/72913r-eng.php
February 10, 2020
Food Recall Warning - Nuts 'N More brand Peanut Spread (Plain) recalled due to Listeria species
Ottawa, February 10, 2020 - Nutrition Excellence Canada is recalling Nuts 'N More brand Peanut Spread (Plain) from the marketplace due to possible Listeria species contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product.
If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.
Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
For more details and a list of affected batch lots, visit: https://www.inspection.gc.ca/food-recall-warnings-and-allergy-alerts/2020-02-10/eng/1581381640531/1581381646484?utm_source=r_listserv
January 15, 2020
Good to Go brand Snack bars recalled due to mould
Microbiological - Non harmful (Quality/Spoilage)
For more details and a list of affected products, visit: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/72051r-eng.php
January 8, 2020
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, potentially posing a choking hazard. As of January 7, 2020, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact QHouse to obtain a replacement Triangle Piece.
For more details and a list of affected batch lots, visit: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/72051r-eng.php
December 23, 2019
Health Canada is advising Canadians that it has tested several U-Dream Lite and U-Dream Full Night herbal sleep-aid products and has found that they contain a substance similar to the prescription drug zopiclone, which may pose serious health risks.
Health Canada tested the products after receiving complaints of unusual side effects—such as symptoms of withdrawal and dependence—suggesting that the products may contain a substance not listed on the product label.
The Department has suspended all of the company’s U-Dream and U-Dreams product licences, which means it is now illegal for any person or company to sell these products in Canada. The company, Biotrade Canada Ltd., has indicated that U-Dream Lite (under NPNs 80070773, 80072688 and 80088075) and U-Dream Full Night (under NPNs 80070691, 80072690 and 80088078) are the only products it has been marketing in Canada. Health Canada has asked Biotrade Canada Ltd. to recall the products and will take further action as needed.
For more details, visit: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2019/71951a-eng.php
July 9, 2019
Stokke, LLC recalls Tripp Trapp Newborn Set due to fall hazard
This recall involves the Stokke® Tripp Trapp™ Newborn Set, which is sold as a separate accessory to be attached to the Stokke Tripp Trapp® high chair.
The 5-point harness on the recalled product can be re-assembled incorrectly. This poses both a fall and injury hazard to children.
As of July 8th, 2019, the company has received no reports of injuries in Canada.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Stokke Tripp Trapp Newborn Set and Visit Stokke's website for confirmation of whether the product is in the affected range and register for a free replacement harness.
For more details, contact information and a list of affected products visit: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2019/70383r-eng.php
July 5, 2019
NEUTROGENA Light Therapy Acne Mask, Light Therapy Acne Mask Activator
Out of an abundance of caution, Johnson & Johnson GMBH has made the voluntary decision to recall the NEUTROGENA Light Therapy Acne Mask and activator to the Wholesale level (+ Retail for global logistics consistency).
For more details, contact information and a list of affected products visit: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2019/70369r-eng.php
July 1, 2019
Stokke, LLC recalls Steps Bouncer due to possible fall hazard
This recall involves the Stokke® Steps™ Bouncer, which can be used alone or as an accessory to the Stokke Steps High Chair. The following models with serial number 119BA000000 are affected:
recalled products :
Model Number Description
483201 Steps Bouncer US Blue
483202 Steps Bouncer US Greige
483203 Steps Bouncer US Pink
483204 Steps Bouncer US Gray Clouds
483205 Steps Bouncer US White Mountains
The affected products have date codes from 1/2/14 through 12/21/18. The bouncer has a seat pad, 5-point harness and toy hanger and come in a variety of colours.
As of June 26th, 2019, the company has received no reports of injuries in Canada.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Stokke Steps Bouncer in combination with the Stokke Steps Chair and contact Stokke for a free repair.
For more details and contact information, visit: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2019/70287r-eng.php
June 3, 2019
Baby sleep bags with legs recalled due to flammability hazard
Health Canada has determined that the recalled products do not meet flammability requirements for children's sleepwear under the Canadian law.
Loose-fitting children's sleepwear can contact ignition sources such as stove elements, candles and matches. Once ignited, the sleepwear burns rapidly and can cause severe burns to large areas of the child's body. This recall involves two models of sleep bags with legs from Perlimpinpin Inc.
- The sleep bags with legs are made of 100% polyester on the outside, and have a double lining made of 65% polyester and 35% cotton.
- The sleep bags with legs are made of 70% rayon of bamboo and 30% cotton.
As of May 31, 2019, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.
Customers should stop using the product and contact Perlimpinpin Inc.
For more details, contact information and a list of affected products visit: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2019/70087r-eng.php
March 28, 2019
Lee's Tea brand Teas recalled due to Salmonella
Lee's Provisions Inc. is recalling Lee's Tea brand teas from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described via the link, below.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
For more details and list of affected products visit: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2019/69448r-eng.php
March 19, 2019
Winning Brands Corporation recalls Kind Laundry Detergent 1L
The recall involves Kind Laundry Detergent packaged in a 1L bottle with UPC 8 3190800300 4.
The recalled product does not have the proper consumer chemical labelling required by the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.
This lack of labelling information could result in unintentional exposure to the product and lead to serious illness, injury or death.
As of March 8, 2019 the company has received no report of incidents or injuries related to the use of this product.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and return the product to Winning Brands Corporation.
For more information, consumers may contact Winning Brands Corporation by telephone at (866) 722-3542, Ext-8. From Monday to Friday: between 09:00 am and 05:00 pm EST.
For more details, visit: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2019/69298r-eng.php
February 22, 2019
ZOOCCHINI UPF50+ Baby Cover up
As the Baby Cover up is advertised as a bathrobe, it must meet the flammability requirements for children's sleepwear. This product fails to meet these requirements. As a beach robe / cover-up it is not subject to the Children Sleepwear Regulations.
As of February 18, 2019 the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of this product in Canada.
Consumers should immediately stop using the Baby Cover-up as a bathrobe or sleepwear. There is no issue with consumers using this product for beach robe / cover up.
For additional information, consumers may contact ZOOCCINI's at 1-855-792-6466 ext. 8 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET, Monday through Friday
For more details, visit: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2019/69156r-eng.php
February 13, 2019
Purely Bulk brand Brewer's Yeast recalled due to undeclared peanut
The food recall warning issued on February 11, 2019 has been updated to include additional product information.
This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.
Puresource Corp. is recalling Purely Bulk brand Brewer's Yeast from the marketplace because it contains peanut which is not declared on the label.
Review full details of the recall and check to see if you have recalled products in your home.
Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
If you have an allergy to peanut do not consume the recalled product as it may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.
January 29, 2019
Kidzdistrict recalls Oribel Cocoon High Chair
This recall involves all Oribel Cocoon high chairs manufactured in July 2018 or earlier that do not have an "R" mark on the hinge hub of their legs (batch numbers: 25-OCT-17, 15-NOV-17, 25-APR-18). The affected high chairs were sold in various colours. The manufacturing date can be found on the warning sticker found on the back of the Oribel Cocoon high chair or on the compliance sticker found under the tray.
Hazard identified: The affected high chairs can develop cracks in the leg hinge and break, posing a fall and injury hazard.
As of January 16, 2019, the company has received 3 reports of cracked leg hinges in Canada and no report of injuries.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled high chairs and contact Kidzdistrict for replacement legs.
For more information or to obtain replacement legs, consumers can contact Kidzdistrict by telephone at 1-844-304-KIDZ (5439) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday to Friday, by email or by live chat. Consumers can also request a replacement kit by filling out the form on Oribel's website and providing their name, address, phone number and a photo of the warning or the compliance sticker.
For more details, visit: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2019/68960r-eng.php
December 31, 2018
Woodlot Shop Inc. recalls 13.5 oz Candles
This recall involves 13.5 oz candles containing 2 wicks. These candles are sold in a white or pink box and are identified by lot numbers: 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849 and 1850. Lot numbers can be found on the box and also on the bottom of the jar of the candle. These candles come with 9 different scents: original, cascadia, recharge, flora, cinder, wildwoods, amour, rose + palo, and rose + cannabis.
Once the candle has been lit, there is a risk of the glass jar cracking which may pose a laceration hazard and a risk of wax spilling which may pose a burn or fire hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return the product for a full refund.
Consumers can contact Woodlot Shop Inc. customer service at 1-604-725-9264 Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 7 pm and Saturday, Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm PST
For more details, visit: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2018/68706r-eng.php
December 27, 2018
DUREX RealFeel 20 ct condoms
Following observation of variable burst pressure performance of Polyisoprene Condoms manufactured during 2017, RB conducted an internal investigation and identified that a specific batch (1000356816) of DUREX RealFeel® 20 ct condoms distributed in Canada is not expected to meet the registered burst pressure specification at end of shelf-life. As a cautionary measure, RB Health (Canada) Inc. is initiating a consumer level recall.
For more details, visit: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2018/68718r-eng.php
December 13, 2018U by Kotex Sleek Unscented Menstrual Tampons, Regular Absorbency
Kimberly-Clark has initiated a "voluntary product recall" of U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, regular absorbency, which were distributed between October 17, 2016 and October 23, 2018. The reason for this recall is due to a quality-related defect that could impact the performance of this product. Kimberly-Clark has received reports from consumers of the U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, regular absorbency, unraveling and/or coming apart upon removal, and in some cases causing users to seek medical attention to remove tampon pieces left in the body. There also have been a small number of reports of infections, vaginal irritation, localized vaginal injury, and other symptoms.
For more details, visit: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2018/68598r-eng.php
December 6, 2018
Skip Hop Tuo Convertible High Chair
Product Could Pose a potential fall risk, if the leg or legs detach from the seat. This recall involves units sold between June 2017 and December 2018.
Date Codes: HH5/2017, HH6/2017, HH7/2017, HH8/2017, HH9/2017, HH092717, HH092917, HH010518, HH030518, HH05182018, HH05312018
STOP USING THESE HIGH CHAIRS IMMEDIATELY AND CONTACT SKIP HOP FOR A REFUND.
For more details, visit: www.SkiphopRecall.com
Or call: 888-282-4674, Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm ET