Of the total, 101 were for children's products and toys
TORONTO, Dec. 29 /CNW/ - This year Health and Safety Watch tracked more
than 500 advisories and recalls issued for food and products in Canada.
The events included everything from the recent Quaker Canada cereal bar
recall due to the possible presence of peanuts, to big ticket items
such as GE dishwashers recalled due to possible fire hazards.
"Some of the recalls, especially those related to food, can have a
tremendous health impact," said Dr. Jeff Aramini, CEO of Health and
Safety Watch. "For those allergic to peanuts, the Quaker product could
have caused a life threatening reaction."
Thankfully most of the time there are no injuries to report, though in
the case of the dishwasher recall several minor fires were reported.
"It is important to understand that recalls are usually preventative in
nature. They are issued because a product may be harmful not because it
definitely is," said Aramini. "Regardless, Canadians need to keep
informed. Healthandsafetywatch.com is the only web site that tracks recalls and health advisories in
2010 recalls and advisories
57 Clothing and Accessories
44 Toys and Related Products
16 Cosmetics and Personal Care Products
92 Household Products
57 Infant/Child Products NOT Including Toys, including 11 for children's
13 Label Related, products that do not meet labeling requirements
13 Outdoor Products, lawnmowers, barbecues, etc.
33 Sports and Recreation Products
10 Tools and Hardware
38 Allergy related, allergens like milk, eggs, peanuts possibly in
100 Biologic related, possible E coli, Salmonella, Listeria, etc.
6 Chemical or Physical, possible melamine, glass shards, etc. in product
70 Drugs, human use
3 Medical Devices, blood glucose meters, wheel chairs, etc.
1 Veterinary Drugs
About Health and Safety Watch Inc.
Health and Safety Watch Inc. is a science and technology-based
organization dedicated to helping Canadians get the most up-to-date and
accurate information on all types of health and safety recalls,
warnings, and advisories. Please visit: www.healthandsafetywatch.com. HSW can also be found on Twitter @hswtweet and Facebook.
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