Sun Chips and Munchies recalled in Canada due to potential salmonella: What to know about latest food recalls and product risks

This is a running list of federal government recalls, from household items to your favourite foods.

Here's a running list of latest recalls Canadian parents need to know about in 2024. (Getty)
Here's a running list of latest recalls Canadian parents need to know about in 2024. (Getty)

This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Contact a qualified medical professional before engaging in any physical activity, or making any changes to your diet, medication or lifestyle.

From dangerous cribs to improperly labelled laundry detergent pods, Canadian parents should keep up-to-date on the latest recalls and notices from Health Canada — so, we've got you covered. Here are all the recalls you need to know about since the start of 2024, from the latest to the oldest.


lays munchies sun chips recall canada salmonella
Lay's brand Munchies and Sun Chips snacks have been recalled.

Date of recall: May 13, 2024

  • Product: Frito Lay's SunChips Harvest Cheddar Multigrain Snacks and Munchies Original Snack Mix

  • Issue: Potential for salmonella contamination

  • What to do: Do not consume

Frito Lay's Canada is voluntarily recalling its SunChips Harvest Cheddar Multigrain Snacks and Munchies Original Snack Mix, after a seasoning supplier alerted that "an ingredient supplied to it by a third party was potentially contaminated with salmonella." While no salmonella was found in the seasoning supplies of the chip producers, the recall is out of an abundance of caution.

According to a release, Frito Lay Canada is working with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to remove the recalled items from the marketplace, though Health Canada has not released a recall alert as of Tuesday morning.

Consumers with any product noted above can contact Frito Lay Canada for additional information or product reimbursement.


Shandi electric baby crib is being recalled
The Shandi 0-25kg electric baby crib is being recalled.

Date of recall: April 25, 2024

  • Product: Shandi 0-25kg electric baby crib

  • Issue: Entanglement and strangulation hazard

  • What to do: Immediately stop using and contact for a full refund

The Shandi electric baby crib for children between 0 and 25 kilograms is being recalled because Health Canada's evaluation indicated it does not pass the country's Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations. According to Health Canada, a restraint system in the crib could pose a risk of entanglement and strangulation.

The product's company, Yi Xiang Shang E-commerce Co., Ltd., has not received any reports of incidents of injuries as of April 18. However, consumers should immediately stop using the crib and contact the company for a full refund.

"Health Canada reminds parents and caregivers that the safest place for a baby to sleep is on their back on a firm, flat surface intended for sleep," the government noted.


Health Canada is recalling the 3M Peltor X4 Series Earmuffs.
Health Canada is recalling the 3M Peltor X4 Series Earmuffs.

Date of recall: April 25, 2024

  • Product: 3M Peltor X4 Series Earmuffs

  • Issue: Injury hazard

  • What to do: Immediately stop using and return them for a free replacement

Health Canada has recalled the #M Peltor X4 Series Earmuffs manufactured between March 2020 and September 2022. These over-ear, noise-cancelling earmuffs can develop cracks in the coloured portion of the plastic cups, which poses a risk to overexposure to loud noise. These earmuffs come in multiple variations, including over-the-head, behind-the-head, hard hat attached or full brim hard hat attached. They're also either green or orange in colour.

To tell if you have one of these earmuffs, the products will have "3M Peltor" and "Made in Poland" print on the outside, along with its cup model ID and manufacture date. As of March 12, the company hasn't received any reports of injuries in Canada or the United States. Consumers should stop using the product immediately and call the 3M Technical Services Team for more information about a free replacement.


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The Yoto mini speaker with serial number PRPLXX00860 is being recalled.

Date of recall: April 11, 2024

  • Product: Yoto mini speaker

  • Issue: Burn and fire hazard

  • What to do: Immediately stop using and contact for replacement

The Yoto Mini portable children's speaker is being recalled as its lithium-ion battery can overheat and catch fire. The serial number of the recalled item is "SKU PRPLXX00860." While there have been no injuries reported, there have been six reports in U.S. of the "battery overheating or melting."

From November 2021 to November 2023 in Canada, 19,721 units of the affected product were sold and more than 250,000 were sold in the U.S. "Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact the company to receive a free replacement smart charging cable."


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Health Canada is recalling some Kinderfeets products.

Date of recall: April 11, 2024

  • Product: Kinderfeets hanging gym products

  • Issue: Labelling and packaging

  • What to do: Immediately stop using and contact Kinderfeets

Four items from Kinderfeets are being recalled for a fall hazard after the company received three reports of the rope breaking and one report of a skinned knee. Approximately 400 units were sold in Canada between August 2023 and March 2024. The recalled products are: Kinderfeets Baby Swing, Kinderfeets Child’s Swing, Kinderfeets Climbing Ladder and the Kinderfeets Trapeze with Rings.

"Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hanging gym products and contact Kinderfeets LLC for a pre-paid return label to return the product to the importer. Once the product has been received by the importer, consumers can contact the original point of purchase for a full refund," Health Canada advised.


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Health Canada recalled some Delta Cycle stem raisers.

Date of recall: April 11, 2024

  • Product: Delta Cycle Stem Raisers

  • Issue: Fall hazard

  • What to do: Immediately stop using the recalled product

Health Canada has recalled bicycle stem raises from brand Delta Cycle, of which 8,510 units were sold in Canada and 500,000 in the United States. "The products have the incorrect torque specification listed on the packaging. The correct torque should be 20 nm. A consumer may not tighten the raiser to the correct torque and the handlebar could rotate creating a risk of injury from a crash hazard," the agency warned.

The recalled models include: TD3318, TD3418, SM1977 and SM1979. The agency warned those who have this product should immediately stop using it and "bring the product to a local bike shop to ensure the correct torque is applied."


liquid laundry detergent pods bags from P&G recalled due to potentially damaged child-resistant packaging
Photo credit: Health Canada, Walmart

Date of recall: April 5, 2024

  • Product: Tide Pods and Gain Flings liquid laundry detergent packets in bags

  • Issue: Labelling and packaging

  • What to do: Put product out of sight and out of reach of children and contact "Procter & Gamble"

Health Canada is recalling some types of laundry detergent pods in zip-lock bags as the "product's packaging has the potential to be affected by a manufacturing defect." The agency explained the defect may cause the child-resistant packaging to be damaged, potentially resulting in "unintentional exposure to these products and lead to serious illness or injury."

The recalled packets include:

  • Gain Flings Moonlight Breeze; 16-pacs bag

  • Tide PODS 3-in-1 Clean Breeze; 31-pacs bag

  • Tide PODS 3-in-1, Spring Meadow; 31-pacs bag

  • Tide PODS 4-in-1 with Ultra Oxi; 15-pacs bag

  • Tide Simply PODS Oxi Boost + Ultra Stain Release, Refreshing Breeze; 13-pacs bag

Between September 2023 and February 2024, there were 56,741 units of these products sold in Canada. Those who purchased the product are advised to "immediately secure the recalled product out of sight and reach of children and contact Procter & Gamble." The listed contact number is: 1-833-347-5764. The agency promises a pre-paid gift card, a cabinet latch and an empty replacement bag with a child-resistant closure to those who contact the company.


Photo credit: Health Canada
Photo credit: Health Canada

Date of recall: Mar. 14, 2024

  • Product: Insignia air fryers

  • Issue: Fire hazard

  • What to do: Immediately stop using

Health Canada is recalling five Insignia-brand air fryers due to a potential fire hazard. The recalled products include:

  • Insignia - 5L/5.28Qt Digital Air Fryer - Black

  • Insignia - 10 QT Digital Air Fryer Oven – Stainless Steel

  • Insignia - 3.4 QT. Analog Air Fryer - Black

  • Insignia - 5QT Analog Air Fryer - Stainless Steel

  • Insignia - 8 QT Digital Dual Basket Air Fryer - Black

"The Air Fryers may overheat, and handles may melt or break, posing a potential fire or burn hazard," the recall warned. "In addition, the air fryer ovens may overheat and glass on doors may break, posing a potential fire, burn or laceration hazard."

The recall was prompted by six reports in Canada of the handles of the air fryers melting or breaking and one report of the glass breaking, though no injuries were reported. In the U.S. there were 24 reports, including six of the air fryers catching on fire. More than 99,000 units have been sold in Canada.

Health Canada advised consumers should "immediately unplug and stop using the recalled products and visit https://www.recallrtr.com/airfryer for instructions on how to submit photos of the recalled unit(s) with the cut power cord, a photo of the model number and purchase receipt." Those who don't have a receipt can receive a $75 gift card from BestBuy.


listeria enoki recall
listeria enoki recall

Date of recall: Mar. 14, 2024

  • Product: Insignia air fryers

  • Issue: Microbial contamination — listeria

  • What to do: Do not consume, serve, sell or distribute

Health Canada is recalling another brand of Enoki mushrooms due to potential listeria contamination, after a consumer complaint. The health agency said there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

"Food contaminated with listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness" Health Canada warned.

"Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk... In severe cases of illness, people may die."


salad kit recall Photo credit: Health Canada
Photo credit: Health Canada

Date of recall: Feb. 7, 2024

  • Product: Mexican-Style Street Corn salad kits

  • Issue: Microbial contamination — listeria

  • What to do: Do not consume, serve, sell or distribute

This recall was triggered after a recall in the U.S. The salad kits were made with cheese from company Rizo-López Foods, Inc., which was recalled due to possible listeria monocytogenes contamination.

"Food contaminated with listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness" Health Canada warned.

"Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk... In severe cases of illness, people may die."


sevel ayer dip recall Photo credit: Health Canada
Photo credit: Health Canada

Date of recall: Feb. 8, 2024

  • Product: Rojo's Black Bean 6-Layer Dip

  • Issue: Microbial contamination — listeria

  • What to do: Do not consume, sell or distribute

Health Canada has recalled the Rojo's dip as it was made with cheese from company Rizo-López Foods, Inc., which was recalled in the U.S. due to possible listeria monocytogenes contamination.

"Food contaminated with listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness" Health Canada warned, adding pregnant and immunocompromised people are particularly at risk.


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recall

Date of recall: 2024

  • Product: Pinty's brand Fully Cooked Crispy Chicken Breasts

  • Issue: Extraneous material (metal)

  • What to do: Do not consume, sell or distribute

Pinty's brand of Fully Cooked Crispy Chicken Breasts recalled by Health Canada due to pieces of metal being found in the product. The best before date on the product is Oct. 2, 2024.

The agency warned to "not use, sell, serve or distribute the affected product," but did not provide further details on health risks.


Photo credit: Health Canada
Photo credit: Health Canada

Date of recall: Jan. 18, 2024

  • Product: Home Design, Inc.-brand low profile beds

  • Issue: Injury hazard

  • What to do: Stop using and contact Home Design, Inc. for free replacement parts

Health Canada is recalling several low profile beds from the Home Design, Inc. brand, sold on Wayfair in Canada and the U.S. According to the notice, "the company has received reports of beds breaking, sagging, or collapsing during use, posing an injury hazard to the user."

There have been 22 reports of beds falling in Canada and four related injuries. The company reported there have been 55,847 units of the affected products sold in the country between July 2018 and November 2023.

"Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled beds and contact the Home Design, Inc. for free replacement slats and side rails for consumer installation," the notice read.


Photo credit: Health Canada
Photo credit: Health Canada

Date of recall: Jan. 15, 2024

  • Product: Frozen corn

  • Issue: Microbial contamination — salmonella

  • What to do: Do not consume, sell or distribute

Eagle brand frozen corn distributed in Ontario, and possibly other provinces, is being recalled due to potential salmonella contamination. "This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency test result," Health Canada said.

The agency is warning Canadians to toss out the recalled product or return it to their place of purchase, and not consume, sell or distribute it. "Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick."


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Photo credit: Well.ca

Date of recall: Jan. 15, 2024

  • Product: Pediatrix brand acetaminophen solution (160mg/5mL)

  • Issue: Product quality

  • What to do: Stop using and return to Walmart for refund

According to Health Canada's recall, testing of a particular lot of the Pediatrix medication (lot MC0079) was found to be "out of specification," meaning it did not meet established criteria.

The medication was distributed in Ontario, and the agency advises to "consult your health care professional if you have any health concerns."


Photo credit: Health Canada
Photo credit: Health Canada

Date of recall: Jan. 12, 2024

  • Product: Children's onesies or sleepers

  • Issue: Choking and ingestion hazards

  • What to do: Stop using and return to Walmart for refund

Girls' and boys' sleepers from Walmart's brand George are being recalled for safety issues. "The foot grips... may fall off or be removed through repeated washing, posing choking and ingestion hazards," the recall read.

Four product lines are being impacted, including style numbers: GRF20400TGEC, GRF20400IG, GRF20400TB and GRF20400IB.

Walmart has reported that 371,469 units of the recalled kids' sleepers were sold in Canada from December 2021 to January 2024. Parents should check the collars of these sleepers for the number, and see if their item has been recalled. If so, they can return the item to Walmart for a full refund.


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Photo credit: loblaws.ca

Date of recall: Jan. 12, 2024

  • Product: Various parfait and yogurt bowls

  • Issue: Microbial contamination — salmonella

  • What to do: Do not consume, sell or distribute

Health Canada is recalling 34 parfait and yogurt products from Loblaws and Sobeys, with best before dates going to Jan. 15, 2024. These products were made with Quaker granola that was previously recalled due to potential contamination with salmonella.

There products were sold under Loblaws banners at:

  • Atlantic: Atlantic Superstore, Dominion, Atlantic Your Independent Grocer, Wholesale Club

  • Quebec: Provigo, Maxi, Wholesale Club

  • Ontario: Superstore, Fortinos, Loblaw, Valu-Mart, Your Independent Grocer, Zehrs

  • Western Canada: Superstore, Your Independent Grocer, Extra Foods, Wholesale Club

There products were sold under Sobeys banners at:

  • Atlantic: Coop, Foodland, Sobeys

  • Quebec: IGA, IGA Extra, IGA Express, IGA Mini, Tradition, Bonichoix, Bonisoir, Omni, Voisin, Rachelle-Béry

  • Ontario: Foodland, Sobeys

  • Western Canada: IGA, Safeway, Sobeys, Thrifty Foods

The recall was triggered by a recall in another country and no incidents have been reported in Canada to date. "Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick," the agency warned.


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(Photos: tastyrewards.com)

Date of recall: Jan. 11, 2024

  • Product: Granola bars and cereals

  • Issue: Microbial contamination — salmonella

  • What to do: Do not consume, sell or distribute

According to the Health Canada recall, Canadians who have purchased any of the 36 types of Quaker-brand granola bars listed, or the Cap'n Crunch Treat Bars (Berry) should toss out the product or return it to the retailer. Expiration dates for these products extend into the fall of 2024.

"The affected products are being recalled from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination," the recall said.

While there have been no illnesses reported in relation to these product, the recall was triggered by a recall in another country. "Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick," the agency warned, adding it can even lead to deadly infections.


(Photo: Health Canada)
(Photo: Health Canada)

Date of recall: Jan. 10, 2024

  • Product: ÅSKSTORM 40W USB charger dark grey (model number ICPSW5-40-1)

  • Issue: Burn hazard, electrical hazard

  • What to do: Immediately stop using and return to IKEA for a refund

The recall warns "wear and tear of the power cable may pose thermal burn and shock hazards to consumers."

Though there haven't been any incidents reported in Canada, the company received 17 reports worldwide of damage to the power cable, including reports of "thermal burns and electric shock by consumers."

Health Canada advises consumers to "stop using the recalled product and return it to IKEA for a refund. Proof of purchase is not required."


(Photo: Health Canada)
(Photo: Health Canada)

Date of recall: Jan. 9, 2024

  • Product: Farm Boy brand Vegan Gluten Free Margherita Pizza

  • Issue: Undeclared milk

  • What to do: Do not consume if allergic or sensitive to milk

The pizzas are being recalled because they contain milk, which is not declared on the label. The recall was triggered by a consumer complaint, Health Canada said.

"Do not consume recalled products to which you are allergic or sensitive as they may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction," the agency warned, adding the product should be either thrown out or returned to place of purchase.


(Photo: Health Canada)
(Photo: Health Canada)

Date of recall: Jan. 9, 2024

  • Product: Various caffeinated energy drinks and mixes

  • Issue: Non-compliances of caffeine content and labelling requirements

  • What to do: Do not consume, sell or distribute

According to Health Canada, 47 brands of energy drinks — including Monster, Redbull and Prime — are being recalled due to "various non-compliances related to caffeine content and labelling requirements."

It said energy drinks must not contain more than 180 milligrams of caffeine in a single-serving in Canada, and the caffeine content must be labelled in English and French.

The agency warned, "high levels of caffeine may have adverse health effects for children, pregnant individuals, breastfeeding individuals, and those sensitive to caffeine. Exercising while consuming caffeine may lead to adverse health effects."


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Photo credit: ctchealth.ca

Date of recall: Jan. 3-4, 2024

  • Product: Life Brand Long Lasting Decongestant Nasal Spray 15 mL & Life Brand Decongestant Nasal Spray 20mL

  • Issue: Labelling — may have incorrect Drug Facts Table on the back of the bottle.

  • What to do: Consult healthcare provider

Health Canada has not advised those who have these products to toss it out or immediately stop using it. The recall advised to "consult your healthcare provider prior to discontinuing use of the affected product or for any health concerns."

Those who purchased the items can contact the recalling company for any questions about the recall.


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Photo credit: Government of Canada

Date of recall: Jan. 3, 2024

  • Product: Olmitos Basic Zoo Walker

  • Issue: Injury hazard — product is banned in Canada.

  • What to do: Stop using, destroy, return for refund

These baby walkers are "are banned in Canada and may pose an injury hazard," the recall read. The issue is that children in these baby walkers are exposed to hazards and may also fall down the stairs, "which could result in injury or death."

Health Canada has recalled 74 units of the Olmitos brand baby walker that have been sold in Canada since December 2021. There have been no injuries reported in Canada, but the agency is warning parents to get rid of the item.

"Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and either destroy the product or return the product to TradeInn.com for a refund," it advised. Canadians who want to return the products can contact: support@tradeinn.com.


Photo credit: Government of Canada
Photo credit: Government of Canada

Date of recall: Jan. 2, 2024

  • Product: Zebra blinds and Roller shades with chain and chain guard

  • Issue: Strangulation hazard

  • What to do: Stop using and contact company

Health Canada warns this product poses a strangulation hazard, as the blinds do not meet the Corded Window Coverings Regulations.

"Young children may pull looped cords around their neck, or become entangled in the cords, causing a strangulation hazard and even death," the recall said. More information on the hazard is available on Blind Cord Safety.

Though there have been no reports of incidents in Canada, 286 units have been sold in the country from June to December last year. The agency advises those who have the item to immediately stop using it, and "contact the company Juste des Stores/True Blinds for a cordless replacement system and additional instructions." The company can be contacted by phone at 1(844)741-9835 or by email at info@justedesstores.ca and info@trueblinds.com.


Photo credit: Government of Canada
Photo credit: Government of Canada

Date of recall: Dec. 31, 2023

  • Product: Nutramigen A+ LGG Hypoallergenic (infant formula)

  • Issue: Microbial contamination

  • What to do: Do not use, sell or distribute

Health Canada is warning parents about the potential contamination of this product with Cronobacter sakazakii — a pathogenic bacteria that can cause illness, especially in infants.

Parents and caretakers should check if they have the recalled product, and then dispose of it or return to the seller.

The recall was triggered by the company and there have been no known illnesses from this product to date. "If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, contact your healthcare provider," the recall advised.