Drinks, fish balls, and children’s toys among items recalled from Mississauga, Brampton and beyond


Published March 26, 2023 at 2:57 pm

Health Canada has issued recalls for food and beverage items as well as children’s toys from Mississauga and Brampton stores this week.

Residents are urged to check their households for the following products as some may be a choking hazard to children, while another contains harmful bacteria that could lead to temporary facial paralysis and in severe cases, even death.

Nuba brand Carob (drink)

Nuba - Carob (drink) - 750 mL - Front

The drink may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum which is a type of microbial contamination.

Risk: Symptoms in adults can include facial paralysis, unreactive or fixed pupils, difficulty swallowing, drooping eyelids, blurred vision, difficulty speaking. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

What you should do: Do not consume and throw the product out. If you think you became sick from previous consumption contact your healthcare.

Fried fish ball

Fried Fish Ball - 2.5 kg - front

The product contains egg which was not declared on the label.

Risk: People who are allergic or immune sensitive are the most at risk, as may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.

What you should do: Do not consume the recalled product and throw it away.

BLÅVINGAD fishing game multicolour

IKEA BLÅVINGAD fishing game multicolour

This fishing game with the model number 10539622 includes a dice, 2 fishing rods and 11 different figures. The issue is a small metal rivet within a wooden play piece may come loose and detach.

Risk: Posing a potential choking hazard to children.

What you should do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and return for refund. The proof of purchase is not required.

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

Chikitoe plush dinosaur with rattle

Front profile of Chikitoe Dinosaur

The toy measures approximately 16.5 cm (6.5 inches) in height and was available in green, orange, blue and purple. The rattle is in a shape of a ball is located inside the Chikitoe plush dinosaur toy.  In some cases, the rattle size is too small and could be released from the toy.

Risk: Potential choking hazard to children.

What you should do: Stop using the recalled item and return it to the store for a refund.

As of March 1, 2023, the company has received 1 report of an incident without injuries in Canada.

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