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Mar 27, 2017

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Here they come, product recalls and a few good reads. Given that I’ve been posting intermittently, here are a few recent recalls. There are a ton more so I’ve only chosen a few that I think warrant a second look. As consumers with hard earned dollars, I always think it’s wise to be mindful and vigilant of where we put those dollars.

Have a read and remember to sign up with the appropriate websites to get such product recall updates directly in your inbox.

Reading material from womenshealth.gov: “Medicines and Pregnancy: 4 Tips to Help You Get the Facts” Click here to learn more.

How about a webcast?: “FDA Grand Rounds – Vaccine adjuvants: New ways to evaluate their safety and effectiveness.” This sounds really interesting. It takes place on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from
12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. EST. You will have to register though so if you’re interested, I’d register as soon as possible. What will you learn? Find out but for one thing, you’ll learn what adjuvants are and how they work. Let’s just say it’s a jam packed hour. The good news: it’s presented by Dr. Hana Golding, Research Chemist from the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. Cool, right? Click here to learn more and register.

On to recalls:

In Canada and the U.S. – Chef Destinations, Frankly Fresh Salads and Fresh St. brands Fresh Guacamole
Reason for recall: ListeriaClick here for more details

In Canada and the U.S. – Haibike USA recalls XDURO Race, Superrace and Urban Electric Bicycles
Reason for recall: the structure of the front wheel section of the bike can break resulting in a fall hazard (ie. this is not your typical bike fall). Click here for more details

In Canada – Bargain Basket recalls Children’s Metallic Flower Ring
Reason for recall: lead Click here for more details

In Canada – The Little Tikes Company recalls 2-in-1 Snug ‘n Secure Swing Pink Toddler Swings
Reason for recall: fall hazard. p.s. with over 10,000 units sold in Canada, please take a look and make sure you’re not affected. Click here for more details

In Canada: SR Smith LLC recalls heliXTMPool Slide
Reason for recall: fall hazard. Only a small number of these slides have been purchased but I think this merits a second gander even if you don’t own one. Why? Besides this is a slide structure for pools. The hazard? The child may exit the slide before entering the poo thus posing the fall hazard. Just visualize for a moment…yeah, enough said. Click here for more details

In the U.S.: Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp. Voluntarily Recalls Edamame
Reason for recall: listeria Click here for more details

In the U.S.: Aroma Imports Inc. Recalls Nabelsi brand Thyme
Reason for recall: Lead. Yes, I wrote lead. I did not make that up. An important read for all of us because quite frankly, I did not except lead to show up as the reason for recall. Other baddies, maybe, but lead in thyme? That seems new for me. Click here for more details

In Canada: Set in Stone recalls Rock Candle
Reason for recall: chemical hazard but this isn’t what I expected. Everyone should read this. I’ll give you a clue on what you’ll learn: liquid paraffin oil, aspiration. Think about it and have a good read. Really. Click here for more details

In Canada and the U.S.- Performance Designed Products LLC recalls Battery Chargers for XBOX ONE Video Game Controllers
Reason for recall: burn hazard. Let’s just say a lot of these units are in homes. Click here for more details

In Canada – Expanded Recall: Tot Warehouse Wholesale recalls Sili Pearls Gumball Teether & Soother Clips
Reason for recall: choking hazard. Note: this is an expansion recall from the original October 19, 2016 recall Click here for more details.

In Canada – Expanded Recall: Frederic Lou Inc. recalls Spasilk Baby Bathrobe
Reason for recall: products do not meet flammability requirements. This is an expansion of the January 31, 2017 recall Click here for more details.

In Canada – Billy-Bob Teeth, Inc. recalls Little Vampire Pacifiers
Reason for recall: choking hazard Click here for more details.

In Canada and the U.S. – Kids II Canada Co recalls Oball rattles with orange beads
Reason for recall: choking hazard. p.s. a lot of units are in circulation so please read! Click here for more details.

In Canada and the U.S. – Red Planet Group recalls Little Live Pets Lil Frog Toys
Reason for recall: chemical hazard from the button batteries but not the way you think. I’ll give you a clue – projectile. You’re intrigued, right? Click here for more details.

In Canada and the U.S. – Calphalon Corporation recalls Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery Knives and Knife Sets
Reason for recall: Laceration Hazard. Haha, you think. They’re knives. True, except this recall involves blades breaking. Click here for more details.

In Canada – CLS Sales Inc. recalls Light Up Rubber Duck
Reason for recall: choking hazard Click here for more details.

DO YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT ABOUT A PRODUCT?

Remember, I can only give you a snapshot of all the recalls that come out. Be vigilant and make sure you go directly to the source!

Health Canada – how to report a consumer product. If you experience an incident with a consumer product, you need to know how to report it. Click here to read more.

In the United States, How to Report Product Problems and Complaints to the FDA Click here to read more.

Problems with E-Cigarettes, Vape Products, Hookah, Cigarettes or Tobacco? Tell FDA

Stay tuned to ThingsThatWeDo.com. We’ll continue to keep you all posted of product recalls and safety tips!

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