RECALLS: Children’s clothing, helmet, pizza, and yogurt recalled in Ontario this week

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Published January 14, 2024 at 12:25 pm

This week, Ontario residents are cautioned to inspect their households for potentially defective products that pose a risk of choking or head injuries and may even contain harmful bacteria, detrimental to health.


George Brand Sleepers

Illustration of impacted sleeper patterns

This product recall specifically concerns footed sleepers under the George Brand, ranging in sizes from 0-5T (toddler). It involves two affected styles for both boys and girls.

The following styles are part of the recall:

  • George Sleeper (Boys)—GRF20400TGEC
  • George Sleeper (Boys)—GRF20400IG
  • George Sleeper (Girls)—GRF20400TB
  • George Sleeper (Girls)—GRF20400IB

The foot grips on the sleepers may detach or come off during repeated washing.

The company reported that 371,469 units of the affected products were sold in Canada between December 2021 to January 2024.

Risks: Poses choking and ingestion hazards.

What you should do: Stop using the recalled product and return to Walmart for a full refund.

As of January 5, 2024, the company has not received any reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.


Retrospec Scout Bicycle Helmet

Retrospec Scout Helmets with the “R” logo

The helmets are equipped with a green hang tag label. It features the names “Retrospec” and “Scout” along with the helmet size. On the right side of the helmet, either the term “Retrospec” or the Retrospec “R” logo is present.

The bicycle helmets are available in sizes XS and S and were sold in various colours and designs including:

  • Blippi
  • Blush
  • Brash Blue
  • Chameleon
  • Cool Mint
  • Matte Forest Green
  • Matte Black
  • Matte Navy
  • Matte White
  • Matte Burnt Orange
  • Matte Green
  • Matte Royal Blue
  • Matte Whisper Pink.

The helmet might not provide adequate protection for a child in the event of a fall or crash.

The company reported that 150 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and about 72,000 were sold in the United States between February 2019 to March 2023.

Risks: Poses potential head injury.

What you should do: Individuals are advised to stop using the helmet and contact Retrospec for a full refund.

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


Farm Boy brand Vegan Gluten Free Margherita Pizza

Farm Boy - Vegan Gluten Free margherita pizza - 330g -front

Farm Boy is recalling its Vegan Gluten-Free Margherita Pizza in 330g size with UPC 8 08912 01086 1. The recall pertains to Lot 23 200, with a Best Before date of July 19 2024.

The issue with the product is that it contains milk which is not declared on the label.

Risks: Health hazard.

What you should do: Individuals with allergies or sensitivities should refrain from consuming the recalled pizza, as they could induce a severe or life-threatening reaction. The pizzas should be disposed of or returned to the place of purchase.

According to Health Canada, a consumer complaint prompted this recall and one reported reaction has been linked to the consumption of this product.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is currently engaged in a food safety investigation that could result in the recall of additional products.


Various parfait and yogurt bowls from Loblaws banners

Strawberry Parfait

Photo via Loblaws.ca

About 34 variations of the fruit parfaits are being recalled from Loblaw banners including Metro Ontario Inc, Sobeys Inc., and independent franchises in Western Canada.

Some of the recalled yogurt parfaits include:

  • Dragon fruit parfait in the 250 grams with the UPC 244327. All best before dates up to and including Jan 13, 2024.
  • Mango Parfait in the 250 grams with the UPC 244326. All best before dates up to and including Jan 13, 2024.
  • Blueberry Yogurt Parfait with Almond Granola in the 260 grams with the UPC 244326. All best before dates up to and including Jan 13, 2024.

The full list of the recalled parfaits can be found here. 

List of Loblaw banners known to carry the recalled product:

  • Atlantic: Atlantic Superstore, Dominion, Atlantic Your Independent Grocer, Wholesale Club
  • Quebec: Provigo, Maxi, Wholesale Club
  • Ontario: Superstore, Fortinos, Loblaw, Valu-Mart, Your Independent Grocer, Zehrs
  • Western Canada: Superstore, Your Independent Grocer, Extra Foods, Wholesale Club

List of Sobeys banners known to carry the recalled product:

  • Atlantic: Coop, Foodland, Sobeys
  • Quebec: IGA, IGA Extra, IGA Express, IGA Mini, Tradition, Bonichoix, Bonisoir, Omni, Voisin, Rachelle-Béry
  • Ontario: Foodland, Sobeys
  • Western Canada: IGA, Safeway, Sobeys, Thrifty Foods

Health Canada says, the products are affected by potential Salmonella contamination. These items were produced using granola that Quaker Canada recalled on January 11, 2024.

Salmonella-contaminated food may not exhibit apparent signs of spoilage but can lead to illness. Individuals with weakened immune systems, pregnant women, the elderly, and young children may face severe and potentially fatal infections.

Healthy individuals could encounter short-term symptoms like fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Risks: Health hazard.

What you should do: Individuals who believe they have fallen sick after eating the yogurt are asked to contact their healthcare provider.

The recall was initiated following a recall in another country.

No reported illnesses have been linked to the consumption of these products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation that could result in the recall of additional products.

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