Recalls and advisories arise when a product is discovered to carry potential health risks or pose safety hazards to consumers using those products. Advisories, warnings and recalls can apply to almost any product, including household products, toys, cosmetics, medication, food, electronics and vehicles.
Learning More About Recalls
The Recalls and Safety Alerts Database found on the Healthy Canadians website provides consumers with easy access to a comprehensive list of recalls, advisories, and safety alerts. This database includes recalls from Health Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and Transport Canada.
For more information on recalls and safety advisories on specific products, please consult the links below.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is dedicated to safeguarding food, animals and plants, enhancing the health and well-being of Canada's people, environment and economy. The CFIA provides information on recalls and allergy alerts related to food products available.
Consumer Product Recalls
Health Canada provides Canadian product advisories, warnings, and listings of consumer product recalls. These include household products, cosmetics, recreational and sport products, children’s products and more.
- Health Canada - Consumer Product Safety
- Health Canada - Consumer Product Safety Warnings & Advisories
- Health Canada - Consumer Product Safety Recalls
Drug and Health Product Recalls
MedEffect Canada, a health product safety initiative developed by Health Canada, provides advisories and recalls related to health products and drugs, available to Canadians.
Vehicle and Child Safety Seat Recalls
For information related to vehicle defects and recalls, please consult the Defect Investigation and Vehicle Recalls page of the Transport Canada website.
Transport Canada also provides a road safety recalls database which includes information on all vehicle recalls and warnings issued to the public.
For information and public notices related to defects in child safety seats, please consult Transport Canada's child restraint and booster cushion public and consumer information notices.
- Transport Canada - Defect Investigation and Vehicle Recalls
- Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls Database
- Transport Canada - Child Restraint and Booster Cushion Public & Consumer Information Notices
Electrical Products Recalls
The Province of Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) also provides listings of recalls on products, including consumer electronics, appliances and electrical equipment which may be useful for all Canadians.
Recalls are an important part of safety and consumer protection. Learn more by visiting our Safety page.