What you should do
- Check the Recalls and Safety Alerts Database for information about products that have been recalled. Consumer products, including children’s toys, can be recalled for health and safety reasons.
- Check the Canada Border Services Agency website to find out about what you can and cannot have shipped into the country.
Before using any product or cosmetic, read and follow age recommendations, warnings, safety messages and instructions. If you have bought products that have been recalled, you should stop using the product immediately and search the Recalls and Safety Alerts Database for information on follow-up actions you can and should take. If you bought a product that is not permitted for use or sale in Canada, contact the vendor to arrange for return, if possible, or dispose of the product safely. Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Actprohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
What Health Canada is doing
- Baby walkers;
- Balloon-blowing kits,
- Infant self-feeding devices;
- Jequirity beans;
- Relight candles; and
- Small powerful magnet sets.
Health Canada has asked online retailers and marketplaces to remove advertisements for these product categories and to stop exporting these products into Canada. Health Canada regularly tests consumer products and cosmetics on the Canadian market and will continue to monitor new and emerging product safety issues to help keep consumers safe. The Department also works in collaboration with the Canada Border Services Agency to prevent the import of prohibited and dangerous products into Canada.
Report health or safety concerns
Source: Media Release / Health Canada