Health Canada warns Canadians of the risks of buying prohibited, non-compliant and unsafe consumer products online

With the holiday season upon us, many Canadians will be turning to the Web to shop. While online shopping can be convenient, consumers should be aware that some products available online are prohibited in Canada, non-compliant with Canadian regulations or have been found to be unsafe. Examples of such products found online include baby walkers, infant self-feeding devices, relighting candles, and small powerful magnet sets.

Unauthorized products may pose serious health risks

Health Canada is advising Canadians about unauthorized health products that may pose serious health risks. The table below is 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.