RECALLS: Children’s walkers, blinds, massagers and noodles recalled in Ontario this week


Published January 7, 2024 at 3:55 pm

This week, Ontario residents are urged to inspect a variety of recalls spanning from household to food products. Some items are prohibited in Canada, while others may present risks of allergic reactions or cause burns and fires.

Olmitos Basic Zoo Walker

Olmitos Basic Zoo Walker

This recall involves Olmitos Basic Zoo Walker with the European Article Number (EAN): 8414147020753.

According to Health Canada, the baby walkers are banned in Canada.

Baby walkers pose risks to children by exposing them to hazards they wouldn’t encounter without a walker’s support. Also, there’s a danger of children falling down stairs.

The company reported that 74 units of the affected products were sold in Canada between December 2021 to November 2023.

Risks: Potential injury hazard or death.

What you should do: Stop using the walker and either destroy it or return it to for a refund.

As of December 28, 2023, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Zebra blinds with chain and chain guard by Multi-Stores

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The items affected by the recall are equipped with a chain, chain guard, and a wall clip. They come in custom sizes and various colors such as white, grey, beige, brown, or black.

Health Canada has found that the blinds being recalled do not comply with the Corded Window Coverings Regulations.

There’s a concern that young children might pull looped cords around their necks or get entangled, leading to a strangulation hazard and potential fatalities.

Additionally, these products can release small parts, presenting a choking hazard for young children.

The company reported that 750 units of the affected products were sold in Canada between May 2021 to December 2023.

Risks: Poses strangulation and choking hazard.

What you should do: Individuals are asked to stop using the recalled product, disassemble them, and return them for repair.

As of December 20, 2023, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

More information on blind cord safety in Canada can be found here. 

HoMedics Therapist Select Percussion Personal Massagers

Recalled HoMedics Therapist Select Percussion Massager with interchangeable massage heads

Only units manufactured until the end of 2022 are affected. These include model numbers HHP-715 or HHP-715-CA, and features a 120 VAC, 60 HZ power cord.

Individuals are asked to find the date code on the product’s underside. It has a 4-digit number (WWYY), where WW is the week of the year, and YY is the last two digits of the manufacturing year. Only products with YY as 21 and 22 are subject to the recall.

The UPC code is 0031262099662.

The product is black with a handle, housing, and massage head attached.

“HoMedics” is printed on the barrel’s side and includes four interchangeable massage heads.

The issue with the massagers is that it can overheat while charging.

The company reported that approximately 41,000 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 46,000 units were sold in the United States between September 2020 and December 2023.

Risks: Potential fire and burn hazard.

What you should do: Individuals are asked to not use or charge the massagers. Instead they are advised to contact the company for information on how to get a full refund or a credit, including a 20% bonus towards any HoMedics product.

As of December 21, 2023, the company has received four reports of overheating while charging in Canada, and no reports of injuries.

In the United States, the company has received 13 reports of overheating while charging and one report of a burn to a consumer’s thumb.

Dalkoku brand Tonkotsu Ramen Noodles

Dalkoku - Tonkotsu Ramen Noodles - 415 g - Front


The noodles come in a 415 gram size. The following batches are part of the recall:

  • Dalkoku Tonkotsu Ramen Noodle—UPC: 4 904511 008929 with best before date January 21, 2024.

The noodles are being recalled, because it contains milk which is improperly declared on the label.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is currently investigating which might result in the recall of additional products.

The CFIA is ensuring that the industry is taking necessary steps to remove the recalled products from the market.

Risks: Poses health hazard.

What you should do: Consumers are advised to not eat the product if they are allergic or sensitive.

As of January 7, 2023, there have been no reported reactions after consuming the product.


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