‘HEALTH CONSEQUENCES’: Gel bearing recall by Costco, Canadian tire recall over snow blower and Toys R Our bike helmet recall triggers Health Canada alert to shoppers

Health Canada is warning shoppers about a series of recalls impacting some major stores.

The first recall involves the Dimensions Bluetooth Speaker Helmets being sold at Toys R Us stores.

Helmet is black with black strap and black buckle. The white label on the inside of the helmet contains Item #ACTGEAR-238BTS in the lower left corner, corresponding to Health Canada remembers the “warning.

The affected helmets did not comply with the US CPSC federal safety standards for bicycle helmets, creating a risk of head injury, Health Canada said.

As of March 10, 2022, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada and the United States.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmet and contact Sakar International, Inc. to get a free helmet replacement,” said Health Canada.

Another recall involves the Yardworks 15-Amp Electric Corded Snowblower, 22-inch, for sale at Canadian Tire. The batch number is located on the back of the product.

Power cords on affected units can become brittle and break when exposed to temperatures below -20C, causing potential electric shock injuries, Health Canada said in its report. warning remember.

As of March 10, 2022, the company has received six incident reports of electrical wires becoming brittle and breaking in Canada, and no reports of injuries.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and return it to any Canadian Tire Shop for a full refund,” Health Canada said.

For more information, consumers can contact the Canadian Tire Call Center by telephone at 1-800-387-8803. The call center is open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 9 PM EST and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 AM to 5 PM EST.

Another recall — a voluntary one — involves a Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator – UK or French sold at Costco stores.

Philips Healthcare notified Health Canada of a voluntary recall of AED gel pads for HS1 / OnSite / Home AED units.

Health Canada describes these recalls as Type II, “meaning these are situations where use of (or exposure to) a recalled device could lead to temporary adverse health consequences, or where there is no significant likelihood of serious adverse health consequences,” according to statement on Costco’s recall page.

Between 2010 and 2021, Philips shipped more than five million sets of AED gel pads and received a total of 115 complaints about gel pads appearing to peel or melt, according to the statement.

Last year, a total of 84 reports were made.

Costco members can continue to use the Home AED and pad as is, according to the instructions provided in the following notice, or use this link or QR code to complete an online form that allows Philips to send a free replacement pad set per registered AED device, once available

If you have not received the FAQ by email or require more information about this voluntary recall, please email Philips Canada directly at hs1.canada@philips.com.

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