Health Canada issues recalls on kids’ medication, pacifiers and other products

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OTTAWA, ON – Health Canada has issued a handful of recalls.

On Monday, March 13, 2023, the agency issued a recall for FRIGG Daisy Pacifiers, noting the products are a choking hazard. The recall impacted FRIGG Daisy Pacifiers that can be identified by the lot number 0822. The collar of the pacifier is flower-shaped, and the nipple is made of natural rubber. Health Canada stated that they were sold in packs of two in different colours for two different sizes – zero to six months and six to 18 months. The recalled products were sold from August 1, 2022 to February 24, 2023. As of February 28, Health Canada said no incidents or injuries have been reported.

On Thursday, March 16, 2023, the health agency issued a recall for unauthorized children’s syrups for thinning mucus, noting the products might pose serious health risks. The recalled products are Robikids Carbocisteine Mucolytic and Solmux Carbocisteine Mucolytic Pediatric Syrup. Health Canada said both products are labelled to contain carbocisteine, which is a prescription drug that may pose serious health risks like nausea, diarrhea, allergic reactions and gastrointestinal bleeding. Anyone who has purchased these products is asked to return them to their local pharmacy for proper disposal.

On March 16, Health Canada also issued a recall for Sunbeam Queen Size Heated Blankets, noting the products pose a fire hazard. The agency advises people to stop using the product immediately, unplug it and contact Star Elite for a full refund. The recall involves the blankets with the model number of 32810027. The Sunbeam logo and model number are printed on the wash label on the blanket. Health Canada said the blankets can potentially overheat. As of March 8, the company has received seven reports of incidents and no reports of injuries in the country. In the United States, there have been 13 reports of incidents and no reports of injuries.


Prior to these latest recalls, Health Canada issued a recall on February 23, 2023 of certain models of Cosori-branded Air Fryers. The agency said the wire connectors in the products can overheat, posing a potential burn and fire hazard. Health Canada noted that the company has received 205 reports across the globe, including 56 in Canada, of the air fryers catching fire, burning, melting, overheating and smoking. There have been 23 reports of minor property damage globally, along with 10 reports of minor, superficial burn injuries, including four reports in Canada.

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