NeoMagnetic Gadgets Magnet Recall [Canada]

Canada HCSC RecallCanada/Ottawa: Health Canada orders NeoMagnetic Gadgets Inc. to recall NeoMagnetic Cube and Buckyballs Magnet Sets due to ingestion hazard. HCSC: http://ht.ly/mlChH

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/34263r-eng.php

Neo Magnetic Cube Toy

Neo Magnetic Cube Toy

Additional information:
Health Canada (“HCSC”) reports the following Products are subject to this recall:

  • NeoMagnetic Cube 5mm, Red Copper
  • NeoMagnetic Cube 5mm, Blue Metal
  • NeoMagnetic Cube 5mm, Dark
  • NeoMagnetic Cube 5mm, Triple Nickel
  • NeoMagnetic Cube 5mm, Silver
  • NeoMagnetic Cube 5mm, Gold
  • NeoMagnetic Cube 5mm, Metallic Rainbow Glazed Spheres
  • NeoMagnetic Cube 5mm, Metallic Glazed Spheres
  • NeoMagnetic Square 125
  • NeoMagnetic Square 216
  • NeoMagnetic Cube 6mm, Blue Metal
  • NeoMagnetic Cube 6mm, Dark
  • NeoMagnetic Cube 6mm, Gold
  • NeoMagnetic Cube 6mm, Triple Nickel
  • Buckyballs Original
  • Buckyballs Sidekick
  • Buckyballs Book Edition

About Small Magnets:
Health Canada has determined the recalled Magnet Toys are a danger to human health and safety because they contain small, powerful magnets that can be easily swallowed or inhaled by children. Unlike other small objects that would be more likely to pass normally through the digestive system if swallowed, when more than one small powerful Magnet is swallowed, the Magnets can attract one another while traveling through the digestive system. The Magnets can then “pinch together” and create a blockage and slowly tear through the intestinal walls, causing perforations.

According to Health Canada, the results of swallowing these small powerful Magnets can be very serious and even life-threatening. Swallowing incidents have often resulted in considerable damage to the gastrointestinal tissues and required emergency surgical treatment. For survivors, there can be serious long-term health consequences.

Health Canada has prepared a fact sheet about the hazards of small, powerful magnets. It is available here: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/kids-enfants/toy-jouet/magnets-aimants-eng.php

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HCSC ID number: RA-34263
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2179
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Paddywax Fragrance Diffuser Recall [US]

US CPSC RecallUS/Washington: Paddywax recalls some Fragrance Diffusers due to violation of the FHSA Labeling Requirements. CPSC: http://ht.ly/mllhC

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Paddywax-Recalls-Fragrance-Diffusers/

Paddywax Fragrance Diffusers

Paddywax Fragrance Diffuser

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves the ECO and RELISH Paddywax Diffusers sold in three fragrances. These fragrances include ECO Blood Orange with Bergamot, ECO Grapefruit with Coriander and Relish Ocean Tide with Sea Salt. Continue reading

No Name Chunky Vegetable Pasta Soup Recall [Canada]

Canada CFIA RecallCanada/Ottawa: Loblaw Companies Limited (“Loblaw”) recalls some No Name Chunky Vegetable Pasta Soups due to undeclared beef, milk ingredients. CFIA: http://ht.ly/ml6Km

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/34287r-eng.php

No Name Vegetable Soup

No Name Vegetable Soup

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Soup is subject to this recall:

  • No Name Chunky Vegetable Pasta Soup (“No Name Rich & Chunky Vegetable with Pasta Soup”), 540 ml size; UPC: 060383678951; Best Before: 2014 DE 04

About Milk Allergies:
For some people, milk (and milk products) are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions. Due to modern food manufacturing methods, milk products may not “look” or “sound” like milk. Some examples of foods with milk proteins include artificial butter or cheese flavor; casein or caseinates; curds; ghee; hydrolysates; lactalbumin and lactalbumin phosphate; lactose, lactoglobulin, lactoferrin and lactulose; and finally, rennet (originally, ground calves’ stomach but more often now, by-products of genetically engineered bacteria, mold or yeast). Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to milk or milk ingredients within a very short time, potentially leading to severe injury and/or death.

If you suspect Anaphylactic Shock, call 9-1-1 or other local emergency number for immediate transport to a medical center. If trained and an emergency kit is available, it may be appropriate to give an injectable drug such as Epinephrine (also known as adrenaline or adrenalin) to the affected individual. Trade names of these products include EpiPen, Twinject, Adrenaclick, Anapen, Jext, Allerject and Auvi-Q. Please note: even patients who are apparently stabilized should still go to hospital for emergency evaluation. Further treatment is often necessary.

You can learn more about Milk Allergies by visiting Health Canada at: http://ht.ly/kWgYi

Please note: the recalled Soup is marked as being suitable for vegetarians but contains beef and milk, both animal products. This makes it not suitable for vegetarians.

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Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2177
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EU Issues 57 Product & Vehicle Recalls

FlagEUBelgium/Brussels: European Union issues 57 new consumer and industrial-based product recalls; a must-read for parents, caregivers, drivers, managers and others: http://ht.ly/mkTcV

Direct link: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/safety/rapex/alerts/main/index.cfm?event=main.weeklyOverview&web_report_id=600&selectedTabIdx=1

The European Union reports the following Consumer and Industrial Products and/or Vehicles (in alphabetical order) are subject to this recall:

  • Aglow Toys Decorative Strings – Choking hazard
  • Avant 600 Series Multi-Purpose Machines – Injury hazard
  • Basilis Coffee Makers – Burn hazard
  • BFE Global LED Spot Light Bulbs – Electric shock hazard
  • Bluebiit Tablet Computers – Electric shock hazard
  • Bougies Parfumées Salon de Thé Decorative Candles – Choking, suffocation hazards
  • Chicco T-Shirts for Babies – Choking hazard
  • Classical Tattoo Ink – Chemical hazard
  • Dileny Beauty Angel Children’s Cosmetic Sets – Chemical hazard
  • Dragonhawk Tattoo Ink – Chemical hazard
  • Duck Egg Expandable Toys – Choking hazard
  • EKO Outfits for Girls – Injury hazard
  • Firefly Roller Skates – Injury hazard
  • Firstcom Power Supply Units – Electric shock hazard
  • Flying Eagles Toy Helicopters – Eye damage hazard
  • Fone Mobile Phones – Electric shock hazard
  • Fuqet Kangurka Sweatshirts for Children – Strangulation hazard
  • Gazelle Gold, Gazelle Silver Electric Bicycles – Fire hazard
  • Grapi Squeeze Toys – Chemical, Choking hazards
  • Guida Mains Cable – Burn hazard
  • Hanaya Power Supplies – Electric shock hazard
  • Heng Tai Kid Mini Gliding Car Toys – Injury hazard
  • Hyundai Multiple Hinge-Joint Ladders 4×3 – Injury hazard
  • I Love Chocolate Decorative Candles – Choking, suffocation hazards
  • i-Power Electrical Appliance Chargers – Electric shock, fire hazards
  • IKEA Stoneware Cups – Burn hazard
  • Keep Walking Novelty Lighters (Models А–1808, А-010) – Burn, fire hazards
  • Keep Walking Novelty Lighters (Models В-02, W1818) – Burn, fire hazards
  • King Coro Power Cables – Electric shock, fire hazards
  • Lampki Choinkowe LED Dioda Christmas Lighting Chain – Electric shock hazard
  • Lappi Kids Soft Pedestrian Reflectors – Environmental hazard
  • Ma Pyramide d’Anneaux (My Pyramid of Rings) Baby Activity Toys – Choking hazard
  • Maisons du Monde Decorative Candles – Choking, suffocation hazards
  • Mes Petites Bougie Macarons Maisons du Monde – Choking, suffocation hazards
  • Non-branded 3-in-1 Chargers – Electric shock hazard
  • Non-branded 3-in-1 Chargers – Electric shock, fire hazards
  • Non-branded Extension Lead (Extension cord) – Electric shock hazard
  • Non-branded High Quality Travel Charger – Electric shock hazard
  • Non-branded iPhone 4/4S/3GS Chargers – Electric shock, fire hazards
  • Non-branded Push-Along Toys – Choking hazard
  • Non-branded Travel Chargers – Electric shock, fire hazards
  • Non-branded Wooden Whistles – Choking hazard
  • Orework Cable Reel – Electric shock hazard
  • Path-Lite LED Torch (Flashlight) – Electric shock hazard
  • Paul Mitchell XG Processing Cream Hair Treatment Product – Chemical hazard
  • Piskaci Kacenka (Squeaky Cow) Squeeze Toys – Choking hazard
  • Piskaci Kravicka (Squeaky Cow) Squeeze Toys – Choking hazard
  • Redrock Slurry Tanker – Injury hazard
  • Remark Children’s Bunk Bed – Injury hazard
  • Shengtuo UV Lamps – Electric shock, fire hazards
  • Sun TA Toys Eva Puzzle Mats – Choking hazard
  • The Best Weapons Police Series! Toy Gun Sets – Choking, injury hazards
  • Tiny Love Lights & Music 3-D Activity Gym Activity Play Gyms – Choking hazard
  • Toyota Prius Passenger Cars – Injury hazard
  • V&F Toy Gun Sets – Choking hazard
  • YOMAX Girl’s Shoes – Choking hazard
  • Zeit Zum Grillen Gasgriller Silverline Gas Barbecues – Fire, burn hazards

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European Union RAPEX Report: 24/2013
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2176
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Bear Grylls Parang Machete Sheath Recall [Australia]

Australia ACCC RecallAustralia/Canberra: Fiskars Brands Australia recalls some Stitched Sheaths for Bear Grylls Parang Machetes due to laceration hazard. ACCC: http://ht.ly/mjuoS

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1049043

Bear Grylls Parang Machete

Bear Grylls Parang Machete

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the stitched sheath is made of black nylon, with only stitching on the curved side. There are five rivets on the bottom of the sheath and two rivets bordering the strap on top. The Machete itself measures 50 centimetres (about 19-1/2 inches) with a blade length of 34 centimetres (about 13-1/2 inches).

The recalled Sheath measures 40 centimetres (about 16 inches) long and 9 centimetres (about 3-1/2 inches) wide, and has the word “GERBER” printed in gray and two Bear Grylls logos in orange. The recalled Sheath has a total of seven rivets and is the only one of the two styles of Sheaths sold with the Parang Machete included in this recall.

According to the ACCC, the Parang Machete can cut through the stitching of its Sheath when the blade is taken from or replaced in the Sheath. This is far more likely to occur when the Parang is inserted in the Stitched Sheath upside down; in fact, Gerber does not believe this hazard can occur unless the Parang Machete is taken from or replaced in the Stitched Sheath upside down. If the Machete’s blade cuts through the stitching of the Sheath, it would pose a laceration hazard to consumers.

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ACCC PRA number: 2013/13640
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2176
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