RECALLS: Puzzle Set, Step Stool, Night Light, Playground Slide, and Grass Trimmer

To help keep your family safe, every Friday we post a quick summary of products and toys recalled by Health Canada over the past week. 

1. Wooden Puzzle Set Recall

The KidConnection 5 Piece Wooden Puzzle Set with Storage Rack has been recalled as small parts of the toy may separate posing a choking hazard. The item can be identified by UPC 834162002998. These puzzles were sold in Canadian Walmart stores from 2009 to February 2012.  Return these sets to Walmart Canada stores for a full refund.

puzzle set recall

2. Step Stool Recall

The EZ Fold Step Stool recall is a precautionary measure resulting from reports of customer misuse. Affected models of this stool were sold at Canadian Tire stores across Canada: the model numbers are 042-3207 (sold from July 2004-February 2012), 142-6018 and 142-6019 (sold from August 2011-February 2012), 199-1788 (sold from July 2011-February 2012). Return the recalled product to your local Canadian Tire store for a refund.

stool recall

3. Night Light Recall

This LED Night Light (sold from March 2009-October 2010 by multiple retailers) is being recalled due to an electrical short-circuit that may cause overheating and poses a fire and burn hazard . On the backs of the affected night lights is the AmerTacTM logo, the model number 71190 or 71190A, and the identification code “SY” molded into the plastic. If you have this product, unplug it from your wall socket and contact  AmerTac at 1-800-420-7511 for instructions on receiving a full refund.

night light recall

4. Playground Slide Recall

Although you won’t have this product at home, it’s important to be aware of this recall as your local park or school playground may have a slide that’s affected. Check out the Health Canada site for more details if you see the slide pictured below in your neighbourhood. Children can easily fall from this slide putting them at risk of injury.
playground slide recall

5. Honda Grass Trimmer Recall

The Honda HHT35 Trimmer  has been recalled as the shaft can crack causing the lower gear case and cutting attachment to detach. This poses a danger to both the operator and bystanders. Affected trimmers were sold from August 2006-February 2012 and can be identified by the model number HHT35SUKCT and serial numbers between HAHA1002317 and HAHA1014741 (Okay, totally a side comment here, but those are pretty hilarious identification numbers considering the product was recalled. And yes, I’m one of those people who notices these sorts of things).

If you own one of these trimmers, stop using it and take it to your local Honda Power Equipment dealer for a free inspection and repair. You can also contact Honda Canada at 1-888-9HONDA9 (946-6329).


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