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Nova Scotia Power Recalls Blazer Flashing Reflector Safety Light

Starting date:
November 27, 2015
Posting date:
November 27, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Burn Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Blazer Flashing Reflector Safety Light

Product description

The recall involves the Blazer Flashing Reflector Safety Light which is a clip-on LED flasher intended to promote pedestrian safety. The LED flasher was available in yellow, red, and blue and has the words "Nova Scotia Power an Emera Company" imprinted on one side and "Home Warming –" on the other side.

Hazard identified

The battery compartment of the clip-on LED flashers is not secure and can easily be removed by children releasing two button batteries.  If ingested, these small batteries can get stuck in the child’s esophagus and burn through it and the wind pipe.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to these products.

Nova Scotia Power has received two incident reports of children ingesting these batteries.

For more information on button battery safety, please visit the Battery Safety page on the Healthy Canadians website.

Number sold

Approximately 4,700 units of the recalled product were handed out by Nova Scotia Power Inc. at the Chronicle Herald Parade of Lights in Halifax.

Time period sold

The affected products were handed out on November 21, 2015.

Place of origin

Obtained from the United States.


Headline Promotional Products
Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Power Inc.
Nova Scotia

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What you should do

Parents and care givers should immediately take these products away from children and discard the product according to local municipal waste guidelines.

In Nova Scotia, these products were distributed at a holiday parade in Halifax.  Nova Scotia Power has done a voluntary recall of this item and is collecting them at three locations in the Halifax Regional Municipality on Saturday, November 28, 2015.  For more information, visit the Nova Scotia Power's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.