Health Canada issues recalls on learning tower, dog bowls that are a ‘laceration hazard’

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Published September 2, 2021 at 5:09 pm

Health Canada has issued a recall on StepUp Sidekick Learning Towers sold online at Walmart.

Health Canada has issued recalls on StepUp Sidekick Learning Towers sold online at Walmart and a brand of dog bowls sold at PetSmart.

Sold on in Canada, the StepUp Sidekick Learning Tower™ step stool and chair for children can be used as a helper stool and as a chair.

It has a white plastic exterior with a gray tray with two cup holders, seat and a step. The model number (4134) is moulded into the bottom of the tower and the manufacture codes (10-2020, 3-2021, 5-2021) can be found on the removable seat/step piece.

“The storage tray with cup holders and the step can come loose from the tower, posing a fall hazard,” Health Canada said on its website.

As of August 4, 2021, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received 20 reports of the storage trays or steps coming loose from the tower, including one report of a child sustaining a minor injury.

The company reported that 34 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and 225 were sold in the United States.

The affected products were sold from May 2021 to June 2021.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled step stool and chair,” Health Canada said. “Eligible consumers are being offered a full refund, or a credit of equivalent value towards the purchase price of another Step2 product on, or a Walmart gift card.”

For more information, consumers may contact The Step2 Company, LLC Customer Support Services at 1-800-347-8372 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers may also visit the website at and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information. Step2 is notifying all known customers directly.

Dog owners are being warned about the Top Paw Diner Dog Bowl because of a laceration hazard.

The product is made of two dog food bowls, with a paw print embossed on the front of each bowl, that are elevated off the group on a metal base surrounded by a rubber gasket.

“The rubber gasket on the bottom of the affected product can come off, leaving an unfinished edge, posing a laceration hazard,” Health Canada said.

The SKU number is 5270098 and UPC 73725775404 and both can be found on a sticker on the underside of the bowl.

The company reported that 9,419 units of the affected Top Paw Diner Dog Bowl were sold in Canada and 89,434 units were sold in the United States from March 2017 to June 2021.

There have been no incidents or injuries reported to the company in Canada as of Aug. 15.


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