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Not much in terms of recalls today but a lot of food for thought. Be mindful if you’re a nut butter lover, there’s a recall that affects a lot of them!
1. In Canada: MaraNatha and Trader Joe’s brands almond butters and peanut butters
Reason for recall: Salmonella. Oh my…I eat almond butter. Better go double check! Click here to read more.
2. In the United States: Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, Maranatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters
Reason for recall: No surprise: Salmonella. Click here to read more.
3. In Canada and the U.S. : Bexco Enterprises, Inc. recalls Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Cribs
Reason for Recall: OH, how do I say this gently – your child could get seriously hurt. Think your child could fall out or become entrapped in the crib because the front panel of the crib could pop out. LOVELY. Click here for details.
4. In Canada: Dollarama recalls child’s plastic patio chairs
Reason for Recall: Your child sits on this Dollarama chair and it crumbles under your child’s weight. Translation: OUCH. No laughing matter when over 900,000 units sold. What an environmental WASTE! Click here for details.
5. In Canada and the U.S. : SolarWorld recalls Solar Systems with Copper Grounding Lugs
Reason for Recall: long story short, the items identified could inevitably lead to some serious consequences including electric shock, electrocution or fire hazard. Not good when you consider over 200,000 units were sold in Canada and over 1.3 million were sold in the U.S. Just imagine…Click here for details.
Now, some food for thought…
What about those Nanoparticles?
Once upon a time, I had never even heard of nanoparticles or nanotechnology and I’m still no expert but I am at least aware. The question is: how many of us have ever really thought about what those nanoparticles are doing in our environment? Think your food, your water, your makeup and that’s just for starters.
So, today, instead of giving you a really long list of recalls to freak out over, I’m assigning homework. Read the following post from the David Suzuki Foundation on nanoparticles. Then do some of your own research. Think, ponder, reflect.
From the David Suzuki Foundation – Nanoparticles: Panacea or Pandora’s box?
Another Homework Reminder: if you live in Canada and you haven’t provided feedback about upcoming changes to the nutrition information on food labels, you’d better do so! Online public consultations are from July 14, 2014 to September 11, 2014 so take some time and fill it out! Click here for details.
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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