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February 2009 Archives

Choconutta spread with undisclosed milk caused allergic reaction

Choconutta chocolate hazelnut spread caused an allergic reaction in one person because it contains undisclosed milk, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says.

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14 products added to peanut recall list

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning consumers to avoid 14 products made in the United States because they may be contaminated with salmonella from peanuts from Peanut Corp. of America.

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Health Canada warns about choking hazard

Health Canada is warning consumers about a hooded jacket sold by Foursquare Outerwear, of Irvine, Calif.

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Health Canada warns about child's bracelet

Health Canada said parents should throw away multicoloured, dolphin motif mood bracelet sold by Toronto’s Butterfly Fashion Trading because of a possible health hazard.

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Health Canada warns about plush toy dog

Health Canada is warning parents to dispose of a Magenta Plush Dog doll. The product is manufactured in China for Ty Inc., of Westmount, Ill.

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Health Canada warns against grinding wheel

Health Canada has issued a recall notice concerning seven-inch anflex grinding wheels used in automotive bodywork.

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CFIA highlights flawed basil

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is telling consumers not to eat basil leaves from Uncle John’s Herbs of Canning, N.S., because they might contain salmonella.

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CFIA warns about salmonella

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is telling Canadians not to eat a muesli breakfast cereal sold under the “President’s Choice” moniker and energy nuggets sold at retail by Healthway Vitamins Plus of Campbell River, B

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U.S. recall of Chineses toys

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning consumers about a series of Chinese-made toys.

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CFIA says certain ham, chicken products may have listeria contamination

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning Canadians not to eat certain chicken salad or chunky-ham products manufactured by Plaisirs Gastronomiques Inc. because they might contain the listeria bacteria.

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Foreign product recalls

Health Canada is warning Canadians not to consume a series of 12 foreign-produced products.

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More products added to salmonella warning list

The Canadian Food Inspection agency is warning consumers to avoid yet more food products made with peanuts contaminated with salmonella bacteria in the United States

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Maple Leaf recalls 1,100 cases of wieners

Maple Leaf Foods has voluntarily recalled hundreds of cases of wieners that had not completed tests for Listeria monocytogenes.

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CFIA adds to list of salmonella-affected recalls

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has advised consumers not to eat five food items that may be contaminated with salmonella bacteria from peanut products in the United States.

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Orion and Lotte brand biscuits have undeclared allergens, says CFIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has warned consumers with one of a number of common allergies not to eat a variety of Orion and Lotte brand biscuits that contain unlisted allergens.

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CFIA suspects Listeria contamination in Quebec ham salad products

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced the recall of a range of meat products sold in Quebec because of fears they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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Underwriters Labs warns of fake fluorescent lamps

Underwriters Laboratories Inc., an independent product testing facility based in Chicago, said consumers should beware of a type of fluorescent lamp bearing a counterfeit UL stamp of approval for Canada and the United States.

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Stuffed animals pose choking hazard

Health Canada and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission are recalling 41,000 stuffed animals sold by Old Navy stores in Canada and the United States.

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Child breaks bone on Evenflo baby centre

A least one Canadian child has been hurt by the Evenflo ExerSaucer “activity centre” after the end cap dislodged, posing a fall hazard to young children.

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Throw out yo-yo ball toy

Health Canada has recalled 84 soft plastic yo-yo toys because this kind of product is banned in Canada, due to the possible strangulation danger to young children.

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Spider earrings recalled

Health Canada has recalled 4,920 sets of metal spider earrings with a red jewel body because the spider legs contain too much lead.

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Beware of skull-and-crossbones necklace

Health Canada has recalled 134 skull-and-crossbones necklaces because the skull and metal clasp of the necklace contain high levels of lead.

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CFIA adds 18 products to peanut recall list

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled another 18 products made in the United States because they may be contaminated with salmonella from peanuts.

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Ice cleats may detach from boots

L.L. Bean has ordered a recall of its elastic webbing of cleats that people can attach to their boots for additional traction while walking on snow or ice.

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Slim-Fast recalls meal replacement bar over possibly tainted peanuts

Slim-Fast is recalling one of its Slim-Fast Meal Replacement bars because it may contain peanuts that are being recalled by Peanut Corp. of America.

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CFIA recalls 14 more products made with peanuts

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has has added another 14 products made in the United States to the list of hundreds of foods that may be contaminated with salmonella from peanuts.

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Ground beef recalled because it may contain glass

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people not to eat certain types of ground beef sold at the Real Canadian Superstore in Kelowna, B.C., because it may contain pieces of glass.

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Teddy bear has dangerous eyes

Health Canada has recalled 140,777 plush teddy bears because the eyes could detach, posing a choking risk to children.

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Spa Factory fountain and bath kits recalled

Health Canada has recalled 8,488 Spa Factory Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain and Bath Benefits kits used to make bath bombs and fizzes because the purple caps on jars in the kits can blow off.

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Warming gloves recalled

Health Canada has recalled about 600 Primovolta and Primavolta electric warming gloves because they could short circuit and burn the wearer.

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Jetboil camp stoves recalled due to fire hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 15,000 Jetboil outdoor stoves because a valve may leak gas, posing a fire hazard.

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Nordica ski bindings may break

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 4,500 pairs of Nordica skies because the binding may break, causing the skier to fall.

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Disney tool set poses choking hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 20,000 Playhouse Disney Handy Manny toy tool sets because small parts could come loose and choke young children if they put them in their mouths.

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CFIA adds 3 products to peanut recall list

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has added three products made in the United States to the list of hundreds of foods that may be contaminated with salmonella from peanuts.

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Child strangled by hoodie drawstring

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 300,000 hoodies after a three-year-old boy from Fresno, Calif., died when his drawstring got caught on a playground set.

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U.S. products recalled, may contain peanuts

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning consumers to avoid another seven products because they may contain peanuts contaminated with salmonella.

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Bicycle forks recalled because of crash hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with Tenneco-Marzocchi of Italy, is voluntarily recalling bicycle forks because the suspension system on the bikes with forks can become compressed and fail to return to its original position, causing riders to lose control.

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Camp stoves recalled because of burn hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is voluntarily recalling camp stoves sold exclusively at Dick's Sporting Goods because gas could flow at a rate that would produce higher-than-expected flames and pose a burn hazard.

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Billiard games recalled because of lead concerns

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is voluntarily recalling Golfer's Billiard Games by Dick's Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy because the surface paint on the balls can contain excess lead.

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CFIA adds additional 30 peanut-based products to recall list

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled another 30 products made with peanuts over possible salmonella contamination.

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Bicycle front wheel recalled because spokes may break

Health Canada is recalling Mavic brand-name bicycles with R-SYS Front Wheels because the spokes of the front wheel may break, causing the rider to lose control.

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Plush reindeer could lose eyes

Health Canada has recalled 17,473 Standing Reindeer plush toys because their eyes may come loose, posing a choking hazard to young children.

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Bijouterra products recalled for excess lead

Health Canada has recalled three Bijouterra jewelry products because they contain too much lead.

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More peanut products recalled


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has added 41 imported products and one made in Canada to its list of foods to be avoided because they may be contaminated with salmonella from peanuts.

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Digital timers could shock users

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 200,000 Intermatic DT17 heavy duty digital timers, because they have a faulty ground and may give users a shock.

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Weld in swing sets may break

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 700 Arch swing sets because a metal weld at the top may break, causing the top bar to fall.

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Bike wheel rims could cause crashes

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 12,000 bicycles with R-SYS front wheel rims because the spokes may break, posing a hazard to riders.

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Hoodies pose strangulation hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 1,200 Harajuku Lovers hooded sweatshirts, because the drawstring could strangle a child.

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Additions to peanut recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency recalled 18 more products containing peanuts on Feb. 4, and corrected the recall notice on three others.

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Plush Rabbit toy with Pouch recalled

Health Canada is voluntarily recalling the Plush Rabbit toy with Pouch by Daiso because the eyes of the toy can detach and the small parts pose a choking hazard.

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Portable barbecue lacks proper warning labels

Health Canada is recalling BBQ Instantanne Portable Charcoal BBQ because the product fails to meet warning label requirements outlined by federal regulations.

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Child stair gate recalled

Health Canada is recalling the Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gate manufactured before 2008, because the hinges that mount the gate to the wall can break and pose a potential fall hazard to children.

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Warning issued over milk in Summersweet brand lobster and shrimp dip

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people with allergies to milk not to eat Summersweet Lobster & Shrimp Dip, because it contains milk which is not declared on the label.

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Mushrooms recalled over listeria bacteria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to eat certain types of Fresh Obsessions brand Enoki Mushrooms because they may be contaminated with the listeria bacteria.

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Eyeliner recalled over bacteria contamination

Health Canada is recalling VOV brand liquid eyeliner because it contains high numbers of bacteria, including Klebsiella pneumoniae.

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Jewelry cleaner recalled over burn hazard

Health Canada is recalling a liquid jewelry cleaner because it lacks the symbol, warnings and child-resistant packaging required for corrosive products, posing a serious burn hazard.

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