Recalls of the Week for Mississauga

Although most foods and products are safe, some edibles and items slip through the cracks and when they do, it's good to be aware so you can fix or avoid them.

Here are some recalls to be aware of while shopping this week.

1) Alaskan Windshield De-Icer (500 g aerosol can)

Alaskan Windshield De-Icer, packaged in a blue pressurized aerosol container, has been recalled due to possible can corrosion resulting in leaking. The affected products come with the UPC 056899405501 and lot numbers 21487, 21488, 21489, 21490, 21491 and 21580. These products were manufactured in Canada and sold between October 2015 and April 2016 and were distributed by Premier Tech Home & Garden Inc. in Mississauga. If you have this product, please call the distributor to arrange for a refund.

2) Doodlezz Helmets

Doodlezz bicycle helmets for children five years of age and older and children eight years of age and older have been recalled for having inner foam liners that are detached from the outer plastic shell, potentially creating an injury hazard. The affected helmets are white and are sold with markers and a cleaner to decorate the product. The recalled products have a sticker on the inside of the helmet and can be identified by the production lot numbers #SR0214110, #SR0215075, #SR0215053, #SR0214111, #SR0215054, #SR0215076 and #SR0215077. The products were sold at Canadian Tire stores from March 2015 until September 2016. If you have this helmet, you can return it to the store for a refund.

3) Chimparoo TREK and Chimparoo MULTI 2.0 Baby Carriers

These carriers have been recalled because the side straps can loosen unexpectedly from the buckle, putting your baby at risk of falling. The affected products are the Chimparoo TREK and Chimparoo MULTI 2.0 soft infant carriers for front (tummy to tummy), hip or back carry. The model numbers included in the recall are CS014, CS005 and CS006. Although there was one report of a shoulder strap coming loose, no injuries have been reported. If you have this product, you should stop using it and contact L’echarpe Porte-bonheur inc. (1-855-289-5343) for a free product inspection. If the carrier has deficient buckles, the company will replace them.

4) Zarontin Capsules

This recall primarily concerns pharmacists and epilepsy groups and associations, but it is serious enough to warrant you checking your medicine if you use this drug. Erfa Canada 2012 Inc. and Health Canada have received reports about broken or leaking Zarontin soft gel capsules. These defective pills are less effective at treating epilepsy, meaning more seizures can occur. If you take this drug and your pills look unusual (cloudy, broken, sticky or clumped together), return them to the pharmacy for proper replacements. If you are a pharmacist, inspect this medication before giving it to patients.

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5) Greenol Plus, Greenol HD, Primol Plus, Exterol 050, Carsol and Biorexol Natural Oil Finishes for Wood

The recalled products do not have proper hazard labeling, meaning they could be used improperly. If they are used improperly, they could pose a fire hazard. If materials such as rags are used with the products, they could ignite suddenly and cause damage or serious injury. The recalled products were sold from January 2014 to September 2016. If you own this product, contact the retailer to receive an explanatory label. If you use a rag with this product, lay it out to dry or soak it in water afterwards.

6) Joe Fresh Baby Girls Winter Boots

These boots are being recalled because the pompoms may detach and pose a choking hazard. The products affected come in pink and grey and include the style code BGF6FW3114. The boots were sold from August 2016 to September 2016. If you have these boots, you can return them to the retailer for a full refund (no receipt is required).

7) Sage Brand Comfort Bath Cleansing Washcloths, Incontinence Clean-Up Cloths and M-Care Meatal Cleansing Cloths

This recall affects various Sage brand single-use, pre-moistened disposable skin-cleansing cloths that are typically used in medical facilities, but are available for home use as well. Click here for a full list of affected products. The products are being recalled due to possible contamination with the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia). While this bacterium poses little medical risk to healthy people, hospitalized patients and people with weakened immune systems or chronic lung disease (particularly cystic fibrosis), may be more susceptible to infections with B. cepacia and some infections can become life threatening. If you have these products, return them to the retailer.

8) 2016 Hyundai Sonata

It appears that certain vehicles may not comply with the requirements of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 208 - Occupant Protection in Frontal Impacts. In some cars, the driver's frontal airbag inflator module may not provide adequate neck protection for smaller people. If you drive a 2016 Hyundai Sonata, you should contact your dealership ASAP to arrange a repair.

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