Sears reusable shopping bag recall

On December 30, 2010 Health Canada ordered a recall on Sears reusable shopping bags.

You can identify these bags by the design on the bag being a white background with a large green maple leaf. Words appear across the entire design. The edges of the bag and handles are green. These items were sold in three sizes: small, medium and large.

The Sears item numbers are as follows and can be found on the care tag inside the bag:

  • Item No. D64003 - small-sized bag priced at $0.79
  • Item No. D64004 - medium-sized bag priced at $ 0.99
  • Item No. D64005 - large-sized bag priced at $ 1.29

What is the danger?

Testing has revealed a high level of lead in these items. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

At time of the recall neither Health Canada nor Sears Canada has received reports of incidents or illnesses related to the use of these bags.

What should I do?

You should stop using the bags. Sears Canada is offering a refund to those who return their bag to their nearest Sears department store.

Sears Canada will be posting signs in all of its retail stores to advise customers of this safety recall.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 4,600 bags were sold through Sears Canada retail stores across Canada between July 2010 and December 2010.

The distributor of the bags is Sears Canada Inc., of Toronto, Ontario.