Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that these maracas do not meet the Canadian safety requirements for toys. The maracas can release small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children. When small parts detach, sharp points can be exposed posing a laceration hazard.
Health Canada's inspection program found the recalled products are not provided with the required child-resistant closures and do not have proper hazard labelling required by the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA).
OTTAWA – A recent Health Canada safety review found that patients infected with both hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses who are being treated for hepatitis C with direct-acting antivirals may experience a reactivation of their hepatitis B. Hepatitis B reactivation is the return of an active hepatitis B infection, which can lead to serious complications such as liver failure.
These foreign health products have been found by regulators in other countries to contain undeclared drug ingredients.