Advisories and Recalls
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.
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.
November 30, 2018 For immediate release
Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC is voluntarily recalling four lots of Mylan-Valsartan tablets (40 mg, 80 mg, 160 mg and 320 mg strength) after testing found low levels of an impurity, N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA).
November 27, 2018 For immediate release
November 26, 2018 For immediate release
November 26, 2018
These foreign health products have been found by regulators in other countries to contain undeclared drug ingredients and/or unacceptable contaminant(s).
These foreign health products have been found by regulators in other countries to contain undeclared drug ingredients.
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One lot each of Option Family Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 and Personnelle Sport Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 have been voluntarily recalled by Empack Spraytech Inc. because of bacterial contamination.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
October 26, 2018
Costume and decoration safety
October 23, 2018 For immediate release
Health Canada seized “Surfaz-SN Triple Action Cream”—an unauthorized skin cream promoted for antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory use—because it is labelled to contain prescription drugs (betamethasone dipropionate and neomycin sulphate). The product was seized from Kaf African Caribbean Market (2642 Liruma Road, Unit 2A) in Mississauga, Ontario.
OTTAWA – As Halloween approaches and many people consider their costumes, Health Canada is reminding consumers that decorative contact lenses pose health risks. It’s important to use these lenses safely.