Important Notices & Recalls

December 10, 2018

recalls

Important Notices & Recalls

From time to time, we hear about product recalls, vehicle recalls, food and health product recalls, but not all of them make the daily news.

The federal government provides valuable resources for Canadians to ensure that they are safe and healthy.

At www.lenwebber.ca/safety-notices-recalls, you will find a link to these resources.  You can also download a mobile app.

The Health Canada website provides information about consumer product, food and health product recalls and safety notices.

Sometimes these notices contain information about potentially deadly issues and other times it may draw attention to a mislabelling or packaging issue.

For instance, finding out that a product you bought at the grocery store may have come into contact with peanuts may not be an issue for you, but it could be deadly for someone else.  With the right information, you can decide on your best course of action.

Each notice will explain what product is affected, how to identify it (including photos) and what you should do.  You can also report health or safety concerns about a product which can help identify widespread concerns.

The notices on recalls also identify information on place of origin, how many units were sold, the time period in which they were sold and what store(s) they were sold in.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Transport Canada maintains the Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database which allows you to search by vehicle type (including recreational vehicles) and see all recalls and safety notices that may apply.  This is particularly helpful if you are not the original owner of a vehicle or are considering buying a used vehicle as the manufacturer may not have your contact information.  You can also subscribe for updates.