Health Canada issues recalls on learning tower, dog bowls that are a ‘laceration hazard’

Posted by Gene Pereira

Posted on September 2, 2021 at 5:09 pm

Health Canada issued a recall for StepUp Sidekick Learning Towers that were sold online at Walmart.

Health Canada has recalled StepUp Sidekick Learning Towers sold online at Walmart and a brand of dog bowls sold at PetSmart.

The StepUp Sidekick Learning Tower ™ step stool and chair for children is sold on Walmart.ca in Canada and can be used as a stool and chair.

It has a white plastic exterior with a gray tray with two cup holders, a seat and a step. The model number (4134) is cast into the bottom of the tower and the manufacturer codes (10-2020, 3-2021, 5-2021) are on the removable seat / step section.

“The cup holder and step can become detached from the tower and pose a risk of falling,” Health Canada said on its website.

As of August 4, 2021, the company has not received any reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received 20 reports of trays or steps loosening from the tower, including one report of a minor injury to a child.

The company reported that 34 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and 225 in the US.

The affected products were sold from May 2021 to June 2021.

“Consumers should stop using the recalled step stool and chair immediately,” said Health Canada. “Eligible Consumers will be offered a full refund or credit of the same value off the purchase price of another Step2 product on Step2.com or a Walmart Gift Card.”

For more information, consumers can contact The Step2 Company, LLC Customer Service at 1-800-347-8372 Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET. Consumers can also visit Step2.com and click Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information. Step2 notifies all known customers directly.

Dog owners are warned about the risk of injury in front of the Top Paw Diner dog bowl.

The product consists of two dog food bowls with a paw print on the front of each bowl, lifted from the group on a metal base surrounded by a rubber gasket.

“The rubber seal on the underside of the affected product can peel off and leave an unfinished edge that is a personal injury hazard,” said Health Canada.

The SKU number is 5270098 and UPC 73725775404 and both can be found on a sticker on the bottom of the bowl.

The company reported that from March 2017 to June 2021, 9,419 units of the affected Top Paw Diner dog bowl were sold in Canada and 89,434 units in the US.

No incidents or injuries were reported to the company in Canada as of August 15.

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