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It’s Christmas Eve and I’m posting about…recalls. Is that even right? I have no idea but what must be done must be done. The good news is, there are also some free resources and reminders for all of us and freebies are almost always good news! See below for details.
Reminder – Canada: Food Safety Tips for the Holidays Tis the season to cook and prep food properly because one wrong move and you’ve got a whole lot of sick people that won’t ever come back for dinner any time soon! Click here read more.
Freebies – free packet of publications from FDA’s Office of Women’s Health and USA.gov Make 2014 Your Healthiest Year Yet! That’s the tagline for this package of freebies. United States only. Click here to read more.
Update from the FDA: Your Input is Bringing Change to Food Safety Rules Find out how from Michael R. Taylor, the FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine Click here to read more.
Recall in Canada and the United States: Red Wing Shoe Company work boots Reason for Recall: work boots that don’t protect. REALLY? What kind of crazy is this? Protective work boots that might not protect your feet upon impact. LOVELY. With over 9,000 sold in Canada and over 105,000 in the U.S. that’s NOT good. Click here to read more.
Playtex recalls Hip Hammock Infant Carriers – Canada and the United States affected Reason for Recall: Imagine – the buckles on the waist and shoulder straps crack or break. Next thing you know, your baby is on the ground. GOSH, that makes me cringe and the sad thing is, there have been injuries. About 36, 000 were sold in Canada and over 300,000 were sold in the U. S. so this is no laughing matter. Click here to read more.
Recall in Canada: Carousel Softoys Inc. – Gingerbread Man Plush Toy Reason for recall – choking hazard because the eyes might come off. Not many have been sold (under 1,000 and localized in Ontario Canada but I wanted to post this as a reminder to carefully consider before you buy to look for hidden ‘oh oh’s like this. Click here to read more.
Recall in Canada: Boutique Sélection Plush Penguin Reason for recall – choking hazard. Just like the gingerbread man toy, these eyes might come off too. Click here to read more.
Recall in Canada but affects United States too: Recall of U.S Versions of CHEM C500/C1000/C2000/C3000 and Spectacular Science Experiment Kits Reason for Recall: these experiment kits contain “hazardous chemicals”. Yes, you heard me. I didn’t come up with that. I quoted that directly from the recall itself. Apparently, these science experiment kits have been sold in Canada without the required safety warning statements and labels. NOT COOL. Click here to read more.
Recall in Canada: Cuddly Cousins Plush Bear Reason for recall – choking hazard. Same things: plastic eyes that pop off but the worst part is, over 18,000 units were sold in Canada. This is NOT to be taken lightly! Click here to read more.
Recall affecting Canada and the United States: Candle Ring – Pine Berry by The Yankee Candle Company, Inc. Reason for recall – does not meet flammability requirements. Click here to read more.
Recall in Canada: UBERHAUS wall-mounted convection heater Reason for recall – it may overheat and well, you know what could happen. At least 17,000 units were sold. Click here to read more.
Updated Recall in Canada: natural health products contaminated with chloramphenicol Reason for recall – chloramphenicol is an antibiotic that could mean bad news for consumers because it’s connected to a rare risk of aplastic anemia, a serious blood disorder that can be fatal. Click here to read more.
DO YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT ABOUT A PRODUCT?
Health Canada – how you can 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.
Stay tuned to ThingsThatWeDo.com. We’ll continue to keep you all posted of product recalls and safety tips!
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