RW Consumer Products Ltd. voluntarily recalls all lots of “Gripe Water – Alcohol And Preservative Free” because of microbial contamination

OTTAWA – Health Canada is advising Canadians that RW Consumer Products Ltd. is recalling all lots of the product “Gripe Water – Alcohol And Preservative Free” (Natural Product Number [NPN] 80080669), sold under various brand names, because company testing showed microbial contamination. These products have been sold at retailers across Canada.

Health Canada requests that companies stop distributing ranitidine drugs in Canada while it assesses NDMA; some products being recalled

OTTAWA – Health Canada recently informed Canadians that it is assessing the issue of an impurity called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) detected in some ranitidine drugs. Current evidence suggests that NDMA may be present in ranitidine, regardless of the manufacturer. As a result, and at Health Canada’s request, companies marketing ranitidine products in Canada have stopped any further distribution until evidence is provided to demonstrate that they do not contain NDMA above acceptable levels.

Needle-free dermal filler devices used for cosmetic skin treatments are not authorized in Canada and may pose health risks

OTTAWA – Health Canada is advising Canadians that needle-free dermal filler devices that are promoted for cosmetic skin treatments—such as reducing wrinkles and increasing lip volume—may pose health risks. These small handheld medical devices used to deposit hyaluronic acid or other dermal fillers under the skin are also known as hyaluron pens, hyapens, fog injection devices, SERA pens, and nebulizer injector guns.