Recalls and safety alerts widget

Get up-to-date and reliable health and safety information delivered right to your web page.

You can add the Government of Canada Recalls and Safety Alerts widget to your web page, blog and even certain social networking pages. This widget brings together all recalls and advisories about consumer, health and food products issued by Health Canada, Transport Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Once installed, you can customize the widget to deliver advisories only on the topics you are interested in (for example, about food or medicine only). You can also tailor the size and colours to fit your site's needs and/or personal preferences.

As well as providing timely safety information, the widget will link you to online tools so you can report health and safety incidents. By notifying the government about unsafe products, you can take an active role in preventing future health and safety problems.

Adding the widget to your site

By copying the code below and pasting it into your website source code, you can easily add this widget to most HTML-based websites. The application can also be customized for size, colour and type of feed.

To add this widget, copy the code below and paste into your website source code.

<script type="text/javascript" src=";theme=3&amp;feed=99-1-2&amp;width=190&amp;height=330" id="gcwidget"> </script> <div id="widget"></div>

Contact Us

We are continually improving how we communicate safety issues through our online tools. Since our widget is a new offering, we would appreciate it if you would let us know when you add the widget and give us your feedback. Send your comments and suggestions for other widgets or social media tools to If you are having technical problems with your widget or need support with any of our social media tools, please let us know.

Did you know?

A widget, also called a snippet or gadget, is an online application that displays featured content directly on your web page. Once installed, widgets are automatically updated to display new information as soon as it is published, so you can keep informed without having to do anything!


Your use of the Government of Canada Recall and Safety Alerts widget on your website does not indicate any form of endorsement or approval of your website by the Government of Canada.

The Government of Canada may remove, cancel, or make changes to the widget at any time without notice. The widget is provided “as is”. The Government of Canada makes no warranty that the widget will not be uninterrupted or free from loss, corruption, attack, viruses, interference, hacking or other security intrusion and the Government of Canada disclaims any liability relating thereto. The Government of Canada also disclaims any express or implied warranty of merchantability or fitness of the widget for a particular purpose.

This widget is being provided to you for your convenience only. The Government of Canada makes no representation and gives no warranty of any kind with respect to the accuracy, usefulness, validity, completeness or currency of the information displayed on the widget.

For the most up to date and complete information concerning recall and safety alerts, please consult the websites of the appropriate Government of Canada departments or agencies, or visit

You shall have no recourse against the Government of Canada for any loss, liability, damage or cost that you may suffer or incur at any time from the use of, or inability to use, the widget.

Instructions for customizing the widget

You can modify the following tags in the widget's code to adjust its appearance and content:

  • lang (eng | fra)

    This is the language parameter that will load the widget in the page's language of choice.

  • theme ( 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 )

    These are various colour schemes for the skin of the widget.
    1 - Black
    2 - Green
    3 - Blue
    4 - Red
    5 - Orange
    6 - Gray

  • feed ( 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 99 )

    This will be the parameter that selects the RSS feed that will populate the widget (to get a combination of two or more feeds, use a dash between each number: for example 2–3).
    1 – Child Car Seats
    2 – Consumer Products
    3 – Children's Products
    4 – Food
    5 – Health Products
    6 – Vehicles
    99 (default) - All feeds

  • width

    Choose the width you prefer (default is 190)

  • height

    Choose the height you prefer (default is 330)

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