Baby formula, pacifiers, gates and more recalled this week from Mississauga, Brampton and Ontario stores
Published March 18, 2023 at 5:16 pm
Among household items like water bottles and heated blankets, several brands of infant and children’s products are being recalled from Mississauga and Brampton stores this week.
Concerned residents (especially parents) are urged to check their homes for the following products that may pose safety risks to their child which include choking hazards and nervous system infections due to microbial contamination.
The product may contain excess amounts of lead located on the small soldering dot in the bottom storage compartment.
Risk: Exposure to lead can cause several health concerns, including anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, heart and immune system. In extreme cases, it can cause death.
What you should do: Immediately stop using the product and contact the Bindle Bottle LLC to receive a free repair kit.
Sunbeam® Queen Size Heated Blankets
The blankets were sold with detachable controllers in the following colours: ivory, beige, light green, light blue, dark blue, burgundy, dark gray, light gray and gray violet. The Sunbeam logo and model number 32810027 are printed on the wash label attached to the blanket.
Risk: Burn or fire hazards are possible due to overheating of the product.
What you should do: Stop using the item, unplug it from the outlet, and contact Star Elite for a full refund.
As of March 8, 2023, the company has received 7 reports of incidents but no reports of injuries in Canada.
This particular baby gate is for children aged 6-36 months and was available in the colour black. The product does not meet Canada’s Expansion Gates and Expandable Enclosures Regulations as the top end cap of the extender piece can detach, releasing a small part.
Risk: Potential choking hazard for children.
What you should do: Consumers should stop using the baby gate and safely dispose of it where it can not be used again.
Nestlé Good Start – Soothe (infant formula)
The product is being recalled due to Cronobacter sakazakii (microbial) contamination.
Risk: The formula may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. In rare cases it can cause serious or fatal infections including rare bloodstream and central nervous system infections. It has been associated with severe intestinal infection and blood poisoning (sepsis), especially in newborns.
What you should do: Do not consume the product and either throw it out or return to the location where it was purchased.
The collar is flower-shaped and the nipple is made of natural rubber. These particular pacifiers were sold in duo packs in various colours and in two different sizes: 0-6 months and 6-18 months.
When force is applied to the pacifier, small parts can break off posing safety risks to the child.
Risk: Poses a choking hazard to infants and young children
What you should do: Discontinue use and dispose of the items in a manner that renders them unusable.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising