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Unauthorized products may pose serious health risks

Health Canada is advising Canadians about unauthorized health products that may pose serious health risks. Thetable belowis updated when Health Canada finds unauthorized health products that are promoted for sexual enhancement, weight loss, as a workout aid, or as “poppers,” and that are labelled to contain or have been tested and found to contain dangerous ingredients. Links to previous tables with affected products are also available below.

Strawberry-flavoured acetaminophen infant oral drops in 24 mL bottles recalled because of defective child-resistant safety caps

Laboratoire RivaInc. and Laboratoires Trianon Inc. are voluntarily recalling five over-the-counter strawberry-flavoured acetaminophen oral drops for infants. The products are labeled as Biomedic, Option, Personnelle, Selection, or Laboratoires Trianon Inc. The products are packaged in 24 mL bottles and are used for pain and fever relief. They are being recalled because the child-resistant safety cap may be defective. This recall is in addition to previous recalls of children’s acetaminophen syrups for the same issue.

Unauthorized "21st Century DHEA" health product seized from Moose Jaw, SK, store is labelled to contain a controlled substance and may pose serious health risks

Health Canada seized “21st Century DHEA” because it is labelled to contain dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), a controlled substance that may pose serious health risks. “21st Century DHEA “ is an unauthorized health product promoted to provide “support for the immune system, mental well-being & energy levels.”

Several children's strawberry-flavoured acetaminophen syrups recalled because of defective child-resistant safety caps on the bottles

Laboratoire RivaInc. and Laboratoires Trianon Inc. are voluntarily recalling several over-the-counter children’s strawberry-flavoured acetaminophen syrups labeled as Biomedic, Option, or Laboratoires Trianon Inc. The products, which are used for pain and fever relief, are being recalled because the child-resistant safety cap may be defective.

“Vita-X Revitalizing Capsules” for men may pose serious health risks

Health Canada is advising Canadians that two versions of “Vita-X Revitalizing Capsules” by Lanlay Healthmetic Inc., promoted for “long lasting vital energy for men,” may pose serious health risks. One version contains seven capsules and has “NPN 80053009,” a Natural Product Number (NPN) indicating Health Canada authorization, on the label. The second version contains one capsule, has no NPN on the label and is not authorized by Health Canada.

Several store-brand pain or sinus relief tablets recalled because consumers may be unable to access important safety information

Vita Health Products is voluntarily recalling several store-brand (Care, Exact, Life, and Pharmasave) over-the-counter drugs used for pain or sinus relief because of a labelling issue. Consumers may be unable to peel open the wrap-around label on the bottle to access the warning statements, or the label may not peel off completely, which may make it difficult to read some of the important safety information.

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