Children’s toy, blinds, humidifiers, bed, berries and cheese recalled from Ontario stores this week

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Published June 25, 2023 at 1:38 pm

This week Health Canada is recalling fruit and dairy products, children’s toys, as well as household items including humidifiers, beds, and blinds from stores in Mississauga, Brampton and surrounding areas.

365 Whole Foods Market brand Organic Blackberries (frozen)

365 Whole Foods Market - Organic Blackberries (frozen) - 284 g - front

The 365 Whole Foods Market brand frozen organic blackberries are impacted by the recall.

The product comes in a 284 gram bag with the UPC code 099482 406059. It has a best if used by date of September 16 2024.

The blackberries are suspected to have been contaminated with the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria

Food that contains  Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness.

Risks: Potential health hazard, particularly to pregnant women and the elderly who have weakened immune systems.

What you should do: If you think you became sick from consuming  the recalled product, contact your healthcare provider. It is advised to throw out the item or return it to the place of purchase.

As of June. 25,  2023, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.


Black Diamond brand lactose free marble cheddar cheese

The recalled cheese was packaged in a clear plastic container. It came in the 22 grams size with the UPC 0 68200 81171 0 and best before dates September 16 2023.

The lactose free product is being recalled due to undeclared lactose on the label.

Risks: Potential health hazard for those with a lactose intolerance.

What you should do: Do not consume if you have a sensitivity to dairy. The product should be thrown out.


Zuru Robo Alive Junior Baby Shark bath toy

Zuru Robo Alive Junior Baby Shark toys and Packaging

The plastic battery operated toy looks like a small shark and comes in three colours – yellow, blue and pink. When placed in water the shark swims and sings a song. The model number for the recalled item is 25282.

The company reported that 133,630 units of the affected product were sold in Canada between May 2019 to April 2023.

The fin on the shark consists of a hard plastic which can result in an injury if the child accidently falls on it.

Risks: Potential laceration hazard to children.

What you should do: Dispose of the toy appropriately.

As of June 7, 2023, the company has received no reports or injuries of laceration in Canada.


Various brand name steam humidifiers

Recalled Steam Humidifiers

The recall involves Research Products Steam Humidifiers with “D” shaped electrode connector wires sold under the AprilAire, Coleman, Luxaire, Bryant, Carrier, and York brand names.

The steam humidifiers are generally installed alongside HVAC equipment but are separate units.

The model number can be found on a silver label located at the bottom left corner on the outside left panel of the steam humidifier.

The following model numbers are part of the recall:

  • AprilAire —500, 801, 865, 866
  • Bryant—HUMXXSTM3034
  • Carrier—HUMXXSTM3034
  • Coleman—S1-STEAM 8000T01
  • Luxaire—S1-STEAM 8000T01
  • York—S1-STEAM 8000T01

The “D” shaped connector may loosen causing arcing and/or overheating at the interface of the connector and canister

Risks: Poses fire hazard.

What you should do: Immediately stop using the recalled products and contact Research Products to receive a free electrode wire repair kit and assistance with identifying a qualified contractor to schedule an appointment for a free replacement of their electrode connector wires.

As of June 13, 2023 the company has received 103 reports of overheating in the United States and Canada, including 10 reports of overheating and 1 incident resulting in smoke or residential fires in Canada.


Outdoor home collection daybed 

Outdoor Home Collection Daybed

The recalled product come with a dark grey flat rope backrest and light grey cushions. The product can be identified by the TJX Style Number: 198088 and the Vendor Style Number: VK 222326.

The legs of the daybed are faulty and can break when consumers sit on it.

Risks: Poses a falling hazard.

What you should do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return to any HomeSense, Winners or Marshalls for a refund.

As of June 19, 2023, the company has received two reports of incidents and one report of injury in Canada.


CHICOLOGY faux wood blinds

Chicology Faux Wood Blind

The Chicology, 2 inch Faux Wood Blind, with valance, Model: CFW-BW-2372, UPC: 8 12030 03652 8 are impacted by the recall.

The UPC number can be found on the packing material.

The product itself does not have the label displaying UPC or Model number.

Health Canada has determined that the recalled blinds do not meet the Corded Window Coverings Regulations.

The various configurations of the products can create loops exceeding 44cm.

Young children may pull looped cords around their neck causing a strangulation and entanglement hazard.

Children can become entangled in blind cords, which can quickly lead to strangulation and even death. Health Canada recommends cordless window coverings.

Risks: Poses strangulation hazard.

What you should do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Chicology Faux Wood Blinds and contact the company for additional instructions.

As of June 7, 2023, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

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