RECALLS: Children’s toys, vacuum, fitness equipment, cookies and brownies recalled from Ontario stores
Published February 4, 2024 at 4:44 pm
Health Canada has issued advisories and recalled multiple products this week (Feb. 4 to Feb. 11) due to potential health and safety risks.
Residents are advised to check if they have these products at home and avoid using or consuming them out of caution.
Lovevery 2023 Slide & Seek Ball Run with Wooden Knobs
The affected units lack a Lovevery logo on the bottom and a green sticker on the inside wall of the doorknob.
Only those Slide & Seek Ball Runs with a wooden knob sold as part of The Babbler Play Kit from June 2023 to November 2023 are included in the recall.
The packaging configuration has the potential to cause damage to the wooden doorknob of the toy during shipping, leading to possible detachment.
The company reported that 4,383 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 42,000 were sold in the United States.
Risks: Poses potential choking hazard.
What you should do: Stop using products and reach out to Lovevery, Inc. on how to get a replacement item.
In Canada, as of Jan. 16, 2024, the company received two reports of the wooden doorknob detaching from the toy during shipping, with no reported injuries.
In the United States, the company received 33 reports of the wooden doorknob partially or completely detaching during shipping and six reports of detachment post-shipping, with no reported injuries.
The affected products were sold online at www.Lovevery.com from June 2023 to November 2023.
BISSELL Multi Reach Hand and Floor Vacuum Cleaner
The recall pertains to specific models of the BISSELL multi reach hand and floor vacuum cleaners. The name ‘Multi Reach’ is printed on the hand vacuum section. The vacuums come in various colours. The model number can be found on the product rating label after removing the dirt tank.
The following model numbers and UPC’s are affected by the recall:
- 1985—UPC: 011120234978
- 1985C—UPC: 011120239010
- 2151—UPC: 011120237801
- 21518—UPC: 00011120243550
- 2151C—UPC: 011120239928
The issue with the product is the vacuum’s battery pack can overheat and smoke.
The company reported that 14,571 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and 141,946 were sold in the United States between October 2016 to August 2022.
Risks: Potential fire hazard.
What you should do: Stop using the vacuum and contact BISSELL for instructions on how to deplete the charge on the battery and receive a free replacement.
As of Jan. 17, 2024, the company received one report of a battery pack sparking and overheating, causing a minor burn injury in Canada.
In the United States, there were 16 reports of the vacuum cleaners emitting smoke and a giving off a burning odor. Among these, six reports involved the battery pack catching fire resulting in minor property damage in three instances and one minor burn injury.
NordicTrack iSelect Voice-controlled Adjustable Dumbbells
The model number NTSAW23020, are subject to recall.
Each unit includes a pair of dumbbells with an adjustable weight range from 5 to 50 pounds in 5-pound increments, a dumbbell base, and a tablet holder.
Model and serial numbers are located on a decal outside the dumbbell base beneath the tablet holder.
Weights may unexpectedly dislodge from the handles of the dumbbells while in use, creating an impact hazard to the body and property.
The company reported that 682 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 11,500 were sold in the United States between November 2022 to October 2023.
Risks: Potential injury hazard.
What you should do: Stop using the dumbbells and contact Member Care for a refund or credit toward a new iFIT product or the iFIT subscription service.
As of Jan. 31, 2024, the company has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the product in Canada. In the United States, there were 40 reported incidents, including 8 which resulted in minor injuries such as bruises or abrasions.
Farm Boy brand Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies and Keto Brownies
The following cookies and brownies are part of the recall:
- Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies which came in the 142 gram size with the UPC: 808912024592, lot: 4324005 and best before date: Oct 5 2024.
- Keto Brownies which came in the 142 gram size with the UPC: 808912024585, lot: 4324008 and best before date: Oct. 8 2024.
The Farm Boy Brand Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies and Keto Brownies are recalled due to misleading allergen information and may contain tree nuts and peanuts.
Risks: Health hazard.
What you should do: Individuals who may be allergic are asked to not consume and toss the products in the garbage.
As of Feb. 4, there have been no allergic reactions reported as a result of consuming the product.
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