RECALLS: Children’s walkers, bathrobes, fabric steamers and grass trimmers recalled in Ontario

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Published February 11, 2024 at 4:46 pm

This weeks recalls by Health Canada. Children's walkers, bathrobes, steamers, and grass trimmer

Ontario residents are urged to check their homes for these commonly used products which were sold in-store and online.

These items pose several health risks including fall injuries and burn hazards.

See below for the list of products being recalled this week:


Plastimyr Baby Walkers

Plastimyr Blue

Plastimyr Baby Walkers in the colours blue, grey and pink are being recalled because they are banned in Canada.

Children using baby walkers are exposed to hazards that would otherwise be out of reach, increasing the likelihood of injury. Additionally, they are at risk of falling down stairs.

The company reported that eights units of the affected products were sold in Canada between April 2023 to December 2023.

Risks: Fall/injury hazard or death to children.

What you should do: Immediately stop using the recalled product and safely dispose of it, making sure it cannot be used again. Individuals can also return the product to TradeInn.com for a refund.

As of Feb. 7, 2024, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.


Kikkaboo Baby Walkers

Kikkaboo Lady Bird

This recall involves various models of Kikkaboo Baby Walkers. These include:

  • Car
  • Clavier
  • Forest
  • Lady Bug
  • Misty
  • Ocean Party
  • Unicorn

The Kikkaboo Baby Walkers are banned in Canada.

Children using baby walkers are exposed to hazards that would otherwise be out of reach, increasing the likelihood of injury. Additionally, they are at risk of falling down stairs.

The company reported that 28 units of the affected products were sold in Canada between October 2023 to November 2023.

Risks: Fall/injury hazard or death to children.

What you should do: Immediately stop using the recalled product and safely dispose of it, making sure it cannot be used again. Individuals can also return the product to TradeInn.com for a refund.

As of Feb. 7, 2024, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.


Olmitos Baby Walkers

Olmitos Animals

This recall involves various models of Olmitos Baby Walkers. These include:

  • Basic Zoo Walker
  • Animals
  • Best Friends
  • Car
  • F.1.
  • Stars

The Olmitos Baby Walkers are banned in Canada.

Children using baby walkers are exposed to hazards that would otherwise be out of reach, increasing the likelihood of injury. Additionally, they are at risk of falling down stairs.

The company reported that approximately 700 units of the affected products were sold in Canada from April 2023 to December 2023.

Risks: Fall/injury hazard or death to children.

What you should do: Immediately stop using the recalled product and safely dispose of it, making sure it cannot be used again. Individuals can also return the product to TradeInn.com for a refund.

As of Feb. 7, 2024, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.


Lolanta Children’s Hooded Flannel Bathrobes

Image 1 – Bathrobes in dinosaur and shark patterns

This recall involves two styles of children’s bathrobes made of 100% polyester. The dinosaur style in green, rose, red, and orange colours and the shark style in blue, pink, yellow, and grey colours.

The bathrobes feature attached belts and patch pockets and are sold in sizes 2 to 3 years, 3 to 5 years, and 6 to 8 years.

The size can be found on the sewn-in label inside the left inseam of the bathrobes.

The bathrobes were sold under the following Amazon Standard Identification Numbers (ASIN):

  • B08M9HH9CL
  • B07Y1RN1SB
  • B07Y1VN3KN
  • B08M9TM6SN
  • B0CBS6FJXC
  • B0CBS65W8V
  • B09N1H34Q7
  • B09MTCYDL9
  • B0CBS4GLSS
  • B0796ONGSJ
  • B0CBS6CNJM
  • B09N1H3ML7
  • B0CBS4V1QC
  • B0CBS4BKGF
  • B09MTDYXZZ
  • B0CBS5N6WN
  • B0796QQDPT
  • B09N1G9GRP
  • B0CBS5ZM9P
  • B0CBS2GP9Y
  • B09MTFJ3BN

According to the Children’s Sleepwear Regulations the products do not meet the flammability requirements.

Additionally, loose-fitting children’s sleepwear are more likely to come into contact with heat sources like stoves, candles, or matches. If ignited, it can rapidly cause severe burns over large areas of the child’s body.

The company reported that 5,572 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and 16,900 were sold in the United States between December 2021 to October 2023.

Risks: Flammability hazard.

What you should do: Stop using the recalled garment and destroy it.  Individuals are advised to contact Lolanta for a full refund.

As of Jan. 30, 2024, the company has received no reports of injuries in Canada.


Steamfast, Sharper Image and Vornado Brand Handheld Garment Steamers

Steamfast SF-435 (7oz) Available in white, blue, orange, pink, hot pink, sage colours

The steamers are handheld electrical appliances that use hot steam from a nozzle to remove wrinkles from clothing and fabrics. The brand name is displayed on the side and bottom label of each unit, along with the model number.

This recall includes three different brands of handheld garment steamers:

  • Steamfast models SF-425, SF-435, SF-440, SF-445, and SF-447
  • Vornado model VS-410
  • Sharper Image model SI-428

The steamers are sold in the following colours: SF-435 (white, black, light pink, hot pink, sage green, orange, and teal blue); SF-425, SF-440, SF-445, SF-447, and SI-428 (white); and VS-410 (black).

The garment steamers may release hot water from the steam nozzle while heating.

The company reported that 12,953 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 2 million units were sold in the United States between July 2009 to January 2024.

Risks: Poses burn injury.

What you should do: Stop using the recalled products and contact Vornado for a refund.

As of Jan. 24, 2024 the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received 122 reports of hot water spraying or spitting from the steam nozzle including 23 reports of injuries.


Husqvarna petrol grass trimmer

Husqvarna Petrol Grass Trimmer Model # 330-LK

This recall pertains to specific models of Husqvarna petrol grass trimmers. The following model name and number are impacted by the recall:

  • 330LK—970514501
  • 330LK—970514502
  • 330LK—970514503
  • 330LK—970514504
  • 330LK—970514504
  • 130C—970514301
  • 130C—970514302
  • 130C—970514303
  • 130C—970694601
  • 130C—970694701
  • 130L—970514401
  • 130L—970514402
  • 130L—970514403
  • 130L—970694801
  • 130L—970694901

The ignition modules used in the affected string trimmers may occasionally experience electrical sparking during startup or operation. If gasoline has spilled on or near the unit, it can also ignite.

The company reported that 17,227 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and 403,000 were sold in the United States between October 2022 to November 2023.

Risks: Potential fire hazard.

What you should do: Discontinue using  the recalled product and return to a certified Husqvarna dealer for repair.

As of Jan. 19, 2024, the company has received no reports of thermal events in Canada and no reports of injuries. In the United States, the company has received 12 reports of thermal events and 1 reports of minor burns


 

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