‘IMMEDIATELY STOP USING’: Major recalls of cushions at Canadian Tire, Shoppers Drug Mart cannabis and mirrors from Williams-Sonoma trigger Health Canada warnings

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LOCAL : NEWS 'IMMEDIATELY STOP USING': Major recalls of cushions at Canadian Tire, Shoppers Drug Mart cannabis and mirrors from Williams-Sonoma trigger Health Canada warnings

Health Canada has issued new warnings to Canadian shoppers after certain items were pulled from shelves due to safety and injury hazards.

One recall involves three lots of Atlas Growers Ltd.’s dried cannabis pre-rolls, which were sold through authorized retailers in Alberta, Northwest Territories, Yukon and to clients registered for medical purposes by Medical Cannabis by Shoppers Drug Mart Inc., Health Canada said in its warning.

“The affected product may contain yeast, mould and bacteria. In certain individuals, exposure to yeast, mould and bacteria can result in allergic symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, wheezing, runny nose or nasal congestion, and watery eyes or itchy eyes,” Health Canada said. “The use of, or exposure to a product containing yeast, mould and bacteria may cause temporary adverse health consequences, where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote.”

To date, Atlas Growers Ltd. and Health Canada have not received any complaints related to the recalled lots. Neither Health Canada nor Atlas Growers Ltd. have received any adverse reaction reports for the recalled lots. Approximately 11,304 units of recalled product were sold between December 1, 2020 and July 7, 2021.

“Consumers should immediately stop using this product,” Health Canada said. “Consumers can return the product to the retailer where the product was purchased, or dispose of the product. Opened product should be disposed of safely and out of the reach of children and young persons.”

A second recall involves the AutoTrends Heated Seat Cushion, used to heat seats in cars, sold by Canadian Tire.

“The seat cushion may overheat during use, posing a burn hazard the consumers,” Health Canada said in its recall notice.

As of June 14, the company has received six reports of the seat cushion overheating and no injuries have been reported. The company reported that 6400 units of the affected products were sold in Canada from January 2017 to May 2021.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to any Canadian Tire Store for a full refund,” Health Canada added.

For more information, consumers may contact Canadian Tire by telephone at 1-800-387-8803 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST and on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

A third recall involves deep frame mirrors which are in a metal frame with a bronze, brass, or matte white finish. The mirrors were sold in a variety of shapes and dimensions by Williams-Sonoma, Health Canada said.

“The mirror’s glass can separate from the backing and fall, posing a laceration hazard, Health Canada said in its recall notice.

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