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Informing the public of possible health hazards and enabling Canadians to make informed decisions concerning the continued use of consumer and marketed health products, including foreign products not authorized for sale in Canada and not found on the Canadian marketplace, but which may have entered the country through personal importation or by purchase over the Internet.

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Unauthorized sexual enhancement products seized from Yonge and John Medical Pharmacy in Thornhill, ON

Health Canada is advising Canadians that the unauthorized health products “Black Mamba 2 Premium” and “ExtenZe” are labelled to contain drugs that may pose serious health risks (DHEA, pregnenolone, and yohimbe/yohimbine). Health Canada seized the products, which are promoted for sexual enhancement, from Yonge and John Medical Pharmacy at 7670 Yonge Street in Thornhill, ON.

Health Canada warns of dangerous oils, oil lamps, oil candles and fire pot inserts sold by Firefly

Health Canada is advising consumers of the potential dangers posed by lamp oils and other related products sold by Firefly. These oil lamps, candles, fire pot inserts and the oils sold by Firefly do not have child-resistant closures or display the proper warning information. The oil lamps, oil candles and fire pot inserts are intended to be used with paraffin or citronella lamp oil.

Health Canada is advising Canadians to not use malathion products purchased before June 2016

Health Canada is advising Canadians to stop using pesticides that contain malathion if the product is over a year old. A chemical called isomalathion can naturally form in these products over time, particularly when stored at elevated temperatures. After storage for more than a year, it’s possible that levels of isomalathion could become a concern, even when containers are stored correctly.

Safely Control Lawn and Garden Pests

OTTAWA - As the first flowers start to blossom with the warmer weather, many Canadians are beginning to get their gardens ready. If you have a lawn or garden, preventing weeds and other pests is the best approach to maintaining a healthy yard.

Unauthorized health product "PureCare Herbal Cream" may pose serious health risks

Health Canada is advising Canadians that the unauthorized health product “PureCare Herbal Cream” may pose serious health risks. The product is promoted as a natural treatment for eczema and psoriasis in children and babies. Health Canada testing confirmed the presence of a prescription steroid (clobetasol propionate) and another ingredient (phenoxylethanol) not declared on the product label. These ingredients may cause health effects ranging from skin irritation and dehydration to increased blood pressure.

Unauthorized products seized from EPCA Shipping Inc. in Richmond, British Columbia, may pose serious health risks

Health Canada is advising Canadians that it has seized several unauthorized health products from EPCA Shipping Inc. at 1115-11871 Horseshoe Way, Richmond BC (see list below). The products are promoted to treat cancer, infertility, respiratory diseases, enlarged thyroid and erectile dysfunction, and are labelled to contain various prescription drugs that may pose serious risks to the health of Canadians. EPCA Shipping Inc. is the Canadian distribution centre for www.extremepeptides.com.

Buckley's syrups recalled due to potential choking hazard

Health Canada is advising Canadians that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of certain Buckley's syrup products from stores. A defect with the plastic seal may cause it to fall into the bottle and present a potential choking hazard if swallowed. This seal is a circular plastic layer that is clear or semi-transparent and approximately 1.7cm in diameter, pictured below.

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