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Aug
29
2017
Aug 29, 2017

Do you try to eat healthy? Do you try to be mindful of what you eat? You’ve probably been keeping track of your sodium intake and your fat intake but have you ever considered how much sugar you consume on an average day?

I can’t say I pride myself on being the most health conscious person on the planet but my family does try to eat foods in moderation. We eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables mixed in with a bunch of different grains, meats, and dairy. Of course, you’ll know by these posts that we have occasional treats too.

Recently, I watched a really fascinating program about sugar called “The Secrets of Sugar” from The Fifth Estate, a Canadian investigative program. There’s research, there’s information, and a lot of hidden surprises that really made me question what certain companies are thinking about when they put their products on the market. - Continue Reading

Jul
14
2017
Jul 14, 2017

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Product recalls…I haven’t posted about them much recently. They used to be an ongoing feature at ThingsThatWeDo.com and with time and hopes that interested folk would sign up to receive those recalls directly, I’ve slowly reduced its existence on the site. Ever now and again, they make an appearance. Today is one of those days.

Have a read of a few recalls I’ve come across over the past week or so and remember to sign up with the appropriate websites to get such product recall updates directly in your inbox.

Wait, how about a little bit of reading material?

From the FDA – “How to Safely Use Nail Care Products” Once upon a time, I used to paint my own nails and chose crazy cool colours. I focused less on ingredient lists back then and well, one day I took a look at my nails and didn’t like what I saw. Since then, my little digits remain neutral and happy. With summer in full swing, I thought this was an interesting read from the FDA.

Another interesting read from the FDA – “Barbecue Basics: Tips to Prevent Foodborne Illness“. Hey, a few reminders are always good!

Okay, on to recalls:

In Canada and the U.S. – TOMY recalls Lamaze Munching Max
Reason for recall: Laceration HazardClick here for more details

In Canada – President’s Choice brand Pub Recipe Chicken Nuggets
Reason for recall:
Salmonella Click here for more details

In Canada – Reeves International, Inc. recalls Paulinda Super Dough
Reason for recall: Chemical HazardClick here for more details

In Canada – PPG Architectural Coatings Canada Inc. recalls Polyprep Cleaner Powder and SICO Cleaner Powder
Reason for recall: Chemical hazard. Click here for more details

In Canada: Caramia Furniture recalls Veronic and Carrera 3 in 1 Convertible Cribs
Reason for recall: Product safety 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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Mar
27
2017
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 - Continue Reading

Feb
15
2017
Feb 15, 2017

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It’s been a busy few weeks in my home. Work has been grueling and well, life carries on. Needless to say, I haven’t been posting as frequently and just can’t seem to keep up with the incessant product recalls. So, here is a quick snapshot of some of the recalls I’ve noticed over the past few weeks. Some are dated, yes, but I believe in posting them anyway because it’s always good to keep an eye on the types of recalls that do get issued. As always, if you want the most current updates, please do sign up (see details at the end of the post).

Reading material: Health Canada safety review finds risk of serious skin burns with over-the-counter topical pain relievers containing menthol Click here to learn more.

Reading material: Learn more about Research on Heart Disease in Women from the FDA Click here to learn more.

In the U.S. – PetSmart Voluntarily Recalls Single Lot of Grreat Choice® Canned Dog Food
Reason for recall: metal contamination Click here for more details

In Canada – Holland Imports Inc. and Modern Houseware Imports recall Value Power Night Light Bulbs
Reason for recall: fire hazard Click here for more details

In Canada – Expanded recall: Certain Garrison, Maison, NOMA, RONA and UPM branded line voltage thermostats
Reason for recall: fire hazard Click here for more details

In Canada – Updated Food Recall Warning – PC Organics brand baby food pouches
Reason for recall: potential presence of dangerous bacteria Click here for more details

In the U.S. and Canada: La-Z-Boy recalls power supplies sold with Gold Series electric lift chairs
Reason for recall: electrical hazard Click here for more details

In Canada: Recall Re-Announcement: Sony of Canada Limited recalls Panasonic Lithium Ion Battery Packs in VAIO Personal Computers
Reason for recall: potential burn or fire hazard Click here for more details

In Canada: Frederic Lou Inc. recalls Spasilk Baby Bathrobe
Reason for recall: product does not meet flammability requirements Click here for more details

In Canada: Crystal Dream Recalls Modified “Bling Pacifiers”
Reason for recall: choking hazard Click here for more details

In Canada – Playworld Systems Inc. recalls stainless steel playground slides
Reason for recall: potential sharp gap exposed Click here for more details

In Canada – P.K. Douglass recalls Rubber Bath Ducks
Reason for recall: potential choking hazard Click here for more details.

In Canada – IKEA Canada recalls Mysingsö Beach Chairs
Reason for recall: fall 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!

Copyright© 2017 ThingsThatWeDo.com. All Rights Reserved.

Jan
5
2017
Jan 5, 2017

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First recall post of the year, I can’t believe it but there it is. Now, I have to apologize. There are just so many recalls that come out that unless I post about them daily, there’s just no way to keep them all current. So, I’ve only listed some of the more recent recalls but this is by no means an exhaustive list. Do yourself a favour and sign up for product recalls in your area. Always use these recall posts more as a reminder for yourself than anything else. Some may not affect you directly but it’s always good to be in the know!

Reading material and a bit of homework too: Do you live in the U.S.? Have your say. What do you think about the word “healthy” on the labels of the food you buy? If you live in the United States, this is some homework you may want to dive in to. Find out how you can share your thoughts with the FDA. Click here to learn more.

In Canada – Tupperware brand Southwest Chipotle Seasoning
Reason for recall: Salmonella Click here for more details

In Canada – Peekaboo Beans Inc. recalls Bean Playsuits
Reason for recall: Choking hazard Click here for more details

In Canada – Party City recalls Toy Tambourines
Reason for recall: choking hazard and laceration hazard Click here for more details

In Canada – TL Care, Inc. recalls Organic Newborn Robes
Reason for recall: Flammability Hazard Click here for more details

In the U.S.: Route 11 Issues Voluntary Recall For Sour Cream & Chive Flavored Potato Chips
Reason for recall: possible Salmonella Click here for more details

In the U.S.: TreeHouse Foods Amends Best By Dates in Voluntary Product Recall of Macaroni & Cheese Cup Products
Reason for recall: possible Salmonella Click here for more details

In the U.S.: American Roland Food Corp. Initiates A Recall Of Roland® Manzanilla Olives Stuffed With Anchovies
Reason for recall: product quality issue Click here for more details

In Canada: Milliken recalls Dry Carpet Cleaners
Reason for recall: may contain harmful bacteria. Note: a number of different name brands fall under this label so do check if you use dry carpet cleaners! Click here for more details

In Canada and the U.S.- Tea Living Tea Collection recalls children’s knit denim jacket
Reason for recall: Choking Hazard Click here for more details

In the U.S. – Southeastern Mills, Inc. Announces Recall of Certain Food Ingredients and Food Mixes
Reason for recall: Salmonella Click here for more details.

In the U.S. – Herr Foods Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall of Herr’s Brand of Smoked Chipotle Flavored Kettle Cooked Potato Chips and Peddler’s Pantry Smoked Dried Chipotle Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
Reason for recall: possible Salmonella 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!

Copyright© 2017 ThingsThatWeDo.com. All Rights Reserved.

Dec
28
2016
Dec 28, 2016

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‘Tis the season but the product recalls just keep on coming my way. Have a read of some recent finds and be sure to sign up to get them directly by email! Apologies that I never did fix the title! The holidays are definitely in the air!

Reading material: from the FDA FDA Bans Powdered Surgeon Gloves; Powdered patient examination gloves; Absorbable Powder for Surgeon’s Glove

In the U.S. – Houdini Inc. Recalls Blue Cheese Savory Twists, 7 Oz Box
Reason for recall: Salmonella Click here for more details

In the U.S. – Williams-Sonoma Announces the Voluntary Recall of Meyer Lemon Poppy Quick Bread
Reason for recall: Salmonella Click here for more details

In the U.S. and Canada – LG Electronics Canada, Inc. recalls Portable Air Conditioners
Reason for recall: fire hazard Click here for more details

In Canada – TJX Canada recalls Animal Bathrobes size 0-9 months
Reason for recall: Flammability Hazard Click here for more details

In the U.S.: Old Dutch Recalls Various Flavored Potato Chip Products
Reason for recall: Salmonella Click here for more details

In Canada: Duncan Hines brand Apple Caramel Cake Mix
Reason for recall: Salmonella Click here for more details

In Canada: Nest Designs recalls Bamboo Sleep Suit
Reason for recall: do not meet the flammability requirements Click here for more details

In Canada and the U.S.: Conair Consumer Products ULC recalls Riveted Blades in Cuisinart Food Processors
Reason for recall: Laceration Hazard Click here for more details

In Canada – Siu & Sons Int’l Trading recalls Color Fantastik® Party Favors Rubber Ducks in Net Bag
Reason for recall: Choking Hazard Click here for more details

In the U.S. – Fourth Street Barbecue, Inc. /Packing Division Recalls Mac & Cheese Dinner Cups
Reason for recall: Salmonella Click here for more details.

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

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Dec
13
2016
Dec 13, 2016

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‘Tis the season but the product recalls just keep on coming my way. Have a read of some recent finds and be sure to sign up to get them directly by email!

Reading material: from the FDA Using Adverse Event Reports to Monitor Cosmetic Safety: A Conversation with Linda Katz, Director of FDA’s Office of Cosmetics and Colors (you might be surprised like I was!)

Reading material: from the FDA – Why FDA Is Making Data Extracted from Reports of Adverse Events for Foods and Cosmetics Available to the Public

Reading material:it’s a recall but an interesting one worth reading because it reminds us all to be mindful of what we buy. In this case, the affected products may have come in contact with aspergillus mold spores! Who knew?! In Canada and the U.S. – SFP Canada Ltd. recalls Box Medium Cube and Box Small Cube

Reading material: from Health Canada – hepatitis B and hepatitis CDirect-acting antivirals – Assessing the Potential Risk of Hepatitis B Virus Reactivation

In Canada – CTG Brands Inc. recalls Floating Duck Toy Set
Reason for recall: Choking HazardClick here for more details

In the U.S.:Deep River Snacks Issues Voluntary Recall For Sour Cream & Onion Kettle Chips
Reason for recall: Salmonella Click here for more details

In the U.S. – Stonewall Kitchen Recalls Limited Quantities of Cinnamon Apple, Orange Cranberry and Toasted Coconut Pancake & Waffle Mixes
Reason for recall: Salmonella Click here for more details

In the U.S. – Publix Recalls Publix Premium Pancake and Waffle Mixes
Reason for recall: Salmonella Click here for more details

In Canada and the U.S.: The Yankee Candle Company recalls Luminous Candle Collection
Reason for recall: Laceration Hazard Click here for more details

In Canada: Group Lemur inc. recalls Cars Lightning McQueen 2-piece Pyjama Set
Reason for recall: Strangulation Hazard Click here for more details

In Canada and the U.S.: Masterbuilt Manufacturing LLC recalls Masterbuilt and Cabela’s 7-in-1 Smoker
Reason for recall: Fire Hazard Click here for more details

In Canada: P.K. Douglass Inc. recalls EVA Puzzle Mat
Reason for recall: Choking Hazard Click here for more details

In the U.S. – Voluntary Class II Recall of Chocolate Hazelnut Butter CLIF® Nut Butter Filled
Reason for recall: presence of small plastic pieces Click here for more details

In Canada – Mother Hubbard’s Cupboards recalls Mathew & Lauren collection crib
Reason for recall: possible fall hazard Click here for more details.

In Canada – Party City recalls Smile Maracas
Reason for recall: Choking Hazard, Laceration Hazard Click here for more details.

In Canada – Roylco Ltd. Recalls Educational Light Cube
Reason for recall: Fire Hazard Click here for more details.

In Canada – Kidz District recalling “Kidsme – Glow in the dark” pacifiers
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, if you have a complaint about a particular medicine, medical device, or food product, contact 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!

Let others know about these recalls: it!

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Nov
30
2016
Nov 30, 2016

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Sigh, I suppose it is about time for me to post another recall update.

Reading material: from the FDA What to Ask Your Doctor Before Taking Opioids

Reading material: from the FDA – 2016 Food Safety Survey Report

Reading material: from the FDA – Microbiological Surveillance Sampling: FY16 Cucumbers and Hot Peppers

In Canada – Kickee Pants Recalls Layette Converter Gown & Knotted Hat Set sized 6-12m and 12-18m
Reason for recall: Flammability HazardClick here for more details

In the U.S.:Sabra Dipping Company’s Recall of Hummus Prompts Secondary Recall of Mediterranean Chicken Hummus Sandwich
Reason for recall: Listeria Click here for more details

p.s. by now you should be aware of related Sabra recalls. If not, here are some of them:

In the U.S.: National Recall by Sabra Dipping Company Leads to Secondary Recall of Deli Sandwich in Pittsburg (PA), Cleveland (OH) and Buffalo (NY) Markets

In the U.S.: Sabra Dipping Company’s Recall Prompts Secondary Recall of Mediterranean Style Chicken With Hummus Sandwiches in Washington Due to Possible Health Risk

In the U.S.: National Recall by Sabra Dipping Company Leads to Secondary Recall of Deli Sandwich in Northern California and Nevada

In the U.S.: Sabra Dipping Company’s Recall Prompts Secondary Recall of Vegetable Products

In the U.S.: Sabra Dipping Company Issues Voluntary Recall Of Certain Hummus Products Because Of Possible Health Risks

In the U.S.: Sabra Dipping Company Issues Voluntary Recall Of Certain Hummus Products Because Of Possible Health Risks

In Canada: Food Recall Warning – Certain Sabra brand hummus products recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Read on for more recalls about other products…
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