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PC Organics Brand Baby Food Pouches Recalled

PC Organics brand baby food pouches recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria

The Canada Food Inspection Agency has issued a food recall warning on PC Organics brand baby food pouches due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria.  Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling PC Organics brand baby food pouches from the marketplace, including those sold in Saskatchewan, because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. A manufacturing error resulted in excess water in the product, which under certain circumstances could support the growth of Clostridium Botulinum and pose a health risk to consumers.

The recall was triggered by a consumer complaint and there have been reported illnesses that may be associated with the consumption of these products.

Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, blurred or double vision, dry mouth, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check your home to see if you have purchased any of these recalled products. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

For details on affected products and this recall visit the Healthy Canadians website. To learn more about food poisoning visit the Canada Food Inspection Agency website.

Recall on Swagway X1 Hands-Free Smartboard Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards

Health Canada has announced the recall of Swagway X1 Hands-Free Smartboards, also known as hoverboards.

Hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. The Swagway brand X1 hoverboard has the word “Swagway” on the front of the hoverboard and comes in gold, black, white, blue, green, red or pink colours.

The lithium-ion battery in the hoverboard can overheat, posing a potential burn and fire hazard.  In the United States, there have been 42 reports of the battery packs smoking, catching fire and/or exploding, including 16 reports of injuries, such as burns to the neck, leg and arm, or severe property damage.

Approximately 5,000 of the recalled hoverboards have been sold in Canada between September 2015 and July 2016.  The recalled hoverboards were sold from September 2015 to July 2016 online and at various stores.

For details on this recall visit http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/59676r-eng.php

Recall of Booster Seats Sold at Canadian Tire

TransInjury Alert – Child Car Seat Resources Updateport Canada and Canadian Tire Corporation, Ltd wish to inform the public of non-compliances of booster seats imported by Canadian Tire. Specifically, neither the Apramo nor the Kukuxumusu branded booster seats meet the stiffness requirements of the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations. Furthermore, the Kukuxumusu branded booster seats do not conform to the flammability requirements of the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations.

Transport Canada’s compliance testing program revealed these concerns and notified the company. The regulations require booster seats to comply with a test that measures their stiffness. If a booster seat does not meet this requirement, there is an increased risk of injury in the event of a vehicle collision. Additionally, in the event of a vehicle fire, the fabric covers of the Kukuxumusu booster seats may not self-extinguish or may burn too quickly, accelerating the spread of the fire.

For more details on this recall please visit Transport Canada’s website alert.

Bothwell Brand Shredded Cheese Products Recalled

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed that Bothwell Cheese Inc. has initiated a recall of certain Bothwell brand shredded cheese products from the marketplace.  The preventative recall has been initiated due to a possible Listeria monocytogenese contamination risk.

The CFIA website can be visited to obtain more information on the specific products that have been part of this recall – please visit http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/food-recall-warnings/complete-listing/2015-12-19b/eng/1450590325536/1450590331480#r09.

Various Holiday Product Recalls Issued by Health Canada

Health Canada has issued several product recall notices due to various safety hazards.  The following products are included:

Usborne Books

That’s Not My Santa and That’s Not My Reindeer touchy-feely books

This recall involves That’s Not My Reindeer and That’s Not My Santa children’s books. These are full coloured children’s board books with half die-cut pages featuring tactile elements.

The recalled books may be contaminated with mould.

Neither Health Canada nor HarperCollins Publishers have received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products in Canada. The manufacturer, Usborne Publishing, received one customer report of mould found in cartons of a UK shipment.

Please view the complete post on the Healthy Canadians website.

Christmas Lights

Various Indoor and Outdoor Styles and Brands

Health Canada is warning consumers of defects with some seasonal lights that may pose potential safety risks.

Health Canada initiated a national sampling and evaluation project to test seasonal lights due to a number of incident reports received by the department. Testing by Health Canada has shown hazards in several products  including overheating, as well as the risk of  fire and electric shock.

Products included may have been sold by retailers Dollarama, Wal-Mart, The Michaels Companies, Loblaw Companies, Shoppers Drug Mart, and others.  To view the complete list of products affected please visit the Healthy Canadians website.


Field Cucumbers/Products Recalled by Safeway

Safeway is recalling field cucumbers and various in-store produced products that contain cucumbers purchased from Safeway due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

This recall applies to fresh field cucumbers sold in bulk, unwrapped and various in-store produced products that contain cucumbers, such as Greek salad, vegetable trays, sushi and sandwiches purchased from Safeway on or before September 6, 2015. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased affected products should check with their Safeway store.

Please read the full story on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website.