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Health Canada evaluating NDMA in metformin drugs

OTTAWA – Health Canada is aware that some metformin products available outside Canada have been found to contain a nitrosamine impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), above the acceptable limit. Metformin is a prescription drug used to control high blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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Pelican 9410 and 9415 Industrial Flashlights and Battery Packs recalled due to explosion of the NiMh battery packs while charging

The NiMh battery pack of the 9410 and 9415 Industrial Flashlight may explode while charging, posing a risk of injury to consumers and bystanders.

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Surly Bicycle Racks recalled due to crash or injury hazard

The recalled front bicycle rack can loosen and contact the front wheel, posing a crash or injury hazard to the user

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Bendable Snowman 3 Pack Recalled due to injury hazard

Excessive bending of the snowman may cause the central wire to break and pierce through the fabric of the covering material and become exposed, posing an injury hazard.

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DaVinci Bailey Bassinet recalled due to fall hazard

If the bassinet is moved across the floor with enough friction or shaken with significant pressure, the lateral forces may cause the wooden legs to break at or near the attachment point where the legs are screwed into the supporting cross beam. If a leg of the bassinet were to break with an occupant inside, the bassinet could present a fall hazard.

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Amsellem brand Solo Chorizo – Dried Beef Sausage recalled due to Salmonella

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Health Canada reminds Canadians of the dangers of unauthorized health products; it will not hesitate to take enforcement action if needed

OTTAWA – Health Canada would like to remind Canadians of the risks posed by unauthorized health products and to reaffirm that it will not hesitate to take action against illegal manufacturing and distribution of health products that could pose a health and safety risk to Canadians.

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Smart Cake brand cake products recalled due to metal shavings

The recalling firm is Low Carb Canada.This product has been distributed in Retail.

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President's Choice brand Coleslaw recalled due to Salmonella

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Velvet jacket recalled due to strangulation hazard

The drawstrings on children's outerwear can hang on playground equipment, fences or other objects, posing a strangulation hazard. In addition, if the cord attaches to a vehicle, the child can be dragged.

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99m Tc-Sestamibi (2019-12-02)

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Health Canada updates Canadians on its ongoing assessment of nitrosamine impurities in certain drugs

OTTAWA – Health Canada has beenworkingto address the issue of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and similar nitrosamine impurities found in certain “sartan” angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) blood pressure medications since 2018 and, certain ranitidine drugs more recently.

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XELJANZ / XELJANZ XR (tofacitinib) - Risk of Thrombosis

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