Energy drink, clay pot, power tool, juicer and squash recalled from Ontario stores


Published June 4, 2023 at 2:49 pm

This week Health Canada is recalling food and beverage items such as drinks and vegetables as well as household appliances you may use daily like a cooking pot, power tool and juicer.

Residents of Mississauga and Brampton are advised to check their homes for the following items and either return them to the retailer for a refund or dispose of them in a safe manner.

G Fuel brand Energy Drinks

The product has been reported to contain high doses of caffeine which can cause serious health issues if consumed.

The following flavours of the energy drink are affected: Pink Drip, Ice Shatter and Hype.

All codes with 300 mg caffeine per serving and no cautionary statement to limit number of servings per day are being recalled.

The UPC numbers for these items are :

  • 8 10044 88182 0
  • 8 10044 88159 2
  • 8 10044 88154 7

Risks: Irregular heartbeat and potential death

What you should do: Immediately stop consumption of the drink and throw away.

Arora Cookwares Clay Cooking Pot with Lid


The product can crack while being heated on stove top.

Risks: Poses a burn and injury hazards.

What you should do: Immediately stop using the recalled product and dispose of it.

As of May 29, 2023, the company has received no report of incident or injury in Canada.

EGO Power+ Cordless Brushless Hedge Trimmers

EGO Power+ Cordless Brushless Hedge Trimmer, Model HT2410

EGO Power+ cordless brushless hedge trimmer with model number HT2410 and only units with date codes from September 2017 through March 2019 are included in the recall.

The hedge trimmers have a gray, black and green housing.

A yellow, 24-inch (61 cm) dual-action steel blade, a black loop handle with a green switch trigger in front of the product housing, including a rear switch trigger underneath the rear handle.

The EGO logo is displayed on one side of the product housing, and the model number HT2410 along with the manufacturing date code are displayed on the opposite side.

The product is powered by a removable battery and were either sold as a bare tool with no battery, or in a combination kit (sold under model number HT2411) with an EGO POWER+ 2.5 Ah battery and a POWER+ 56-volt charger.

All units are marked with the model number HT2410.

The rear switch trigger can fail to rebound after being pressed, which can cause the unit to activate unexpectedly.

Risks: Potential laceration hazard.

What you should do: Stop using the recalled hedge trimmer and contact Chervon North America for a free repair.

As of May 10, 2023, the company has received 3 reports of incidents in Canada, and 1 report of laceration.

Nature’s Pick brand Fresh cut cubed butternut squash

Nature's Pick brand cubed butternut squash 400g front

The butternut squash available in a 400 grams package with the UPC code 6 81548000709 and best before date of May 30 2023 are the batches affected by the recall.

The issue is that there could be a microbial contamination of the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. According to Health Canada food contaminated with Listeria may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick.

Risks: Potential health issues including vomiting, nausea, fever and in serious cases death. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are the most vulnerable.

What you should do: Do not eat. Item must be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased. Individuals who have consumed the recalled product should contact their health care provider.

PowerXL Model SHL96 and SHL90-SC Self-Cleaning Juicers

PowerXL Self-cleaning Juicer, Model SHL96

The Power XL Models SHL96 and SHL90-C Self-cleaning juicers are being recalled.

These products are countertop, brushed stainless steel, with a built-in automatic shut-off system.

The PowerXL logo is on the front of the juicer. Both the model number UPC codes can be found on the bottom of the juicer for the model SHL96 and on the back of the juicer of SHL90- SC.

The issue of concern is the juicers can rupture during use, striking consumers.

Risks: Laceration hazard and potential ingestion of metal pieces.

What you should do: Immediately stop using the recalled juicers and contact Empower Brands for a refund.

As of May 29, 2023, the company has received 1 reported incident in Canada, and no reports of injuries.

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