Car seats, face creams, torches, and balloons recalled from stores in Ontario

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Published December 3, 2023 at 5:46 pm

This week Health Canada is urging residents in Ontario to check their homes for the following products as many pose health hazards from mild to severe, while others do not meet safety standards and are prohibited from sale.


Expanded Alert:  Rojada Child Safety Seats 

Rojada Child Safety Seats

In an expanded recall from Sept. 20 (2023) two more car seats have been added.

The products do not meet Transport Canada’s National Safety Mark, indicating a lack of certification for meeting the safety standards outlined in the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations.

The utilization of these restraints in a motor vehicle would be deemed illegal under provincial and territorial highway regulations.

The following car seats were sold online on Amazon.ca with the Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN):

  • B0BVB62QC5
  • B0BVB62QC5
  • B0BVB691K2

Amazon reported that 266 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

The items have been taken down from sale on the Amazon.ca platform. Health Canada has reached out to the international third-party vendors and urges consumers to cease using the impacted child safety seats immediately.

Risks: Poses an increase of injury in a collision.

What you should do: Individuals are advised to immediately stop using the car seats and safely dispose of them in such a way that they cannot be used again.

As of today (Dec. 3)  no incidents or injuries related to this product have been reported in Canada.


Marcelle 40+ Anti-Wrinkle Cream

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The creams are sold inside a labelled glass cylindrical shaped jar. The product is housed within secondary cardboard packaging.

The creams are available in the 50 ml and 75 ml sizes. The following creams with the UPC and Lot numbers are impacted by the recall:

  • 056599633334— Lot 23F1652
  • 056599600053 —Lot 23C1918
  • 056599600053 —Lot 23C1918S
  • 056599600053—Lot 23F1918

Further analysis conducted by Groupe Marcelle Inc., revealed that the products fail to meet microbial standards due to the presence of mould traces that develop over time.

The company reported that 10,931 units of the affected products were sold in Canada between July 2023 to November 2023.

Risks: Microbial hazard.

What you should do: Stop using the recalled product and contact Groupe Marcelle Inc. for a refund.

As of November 23, 2023, the company has received 5 reports of incidents in Canada and no reports of injuries.


Pro Point 7-Piece Propane Heating Torch Kit

Pro Point 7-Piece Propane Heating Torch Kit

The recall pertains to the Pro Point 7-Piece Propane Heating Torch Kit, comprising of 1 torch, a 1.5-meter hose, 3 replacement tips, and 2 wrenches.

Only hoses labeled with “PROD DATE: 2Q/22” indicated in black ink on the orange hose are impacted by the recall.

The hoses may have a weak crimp on the brass connector of the hose, which could lead to a leak in propane when connected to a fuel source.

The company reported that 1,200 units of the affected products were sold in Canada between  July 2023 to September 2023.

Risks: Fire and burn hazard.

What you should do: Discontinue using the propane kit and return to the company for a refund.

As of November 15, 2023, the company has received 1 report of a burn in Canada.


B’loonies

B’loonies – Front of packaging

The B’loonies by the company JA-RU are being recalled.

These toys feature a solvent mixture in a tube and short plastic straws for blowing.

Children can shape balloons or bubbles by gently squeezing the mixture from the tube, attaching it to the straw, and then blowing through to create a bubble.

The B’loonies kits include 8 tubes (4 assorted colors) and 8 pink straws.

Children’s balloon blowing kits are banned in Canada due to safety concerns.

Blowing these balloons exposes children to inhaling solvents, which can cause early symptoms of central nervous system depression or dysfunction, such as euphoria, hallucinations, dizziness, and coordination difficulties.

Prolonged exposure may lead to more severe symptoms, including muscular twitching, unconsciousness, and coma.

The company reported that 8 units of the affected products were sold in Canada between October 2023 to November 2023.

Risks: Chemical hazard.

What should you do: Stop using the recalled product and dispose of it according to local municipal hazardous waste requirements.

As of November 15, 2023, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

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