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Neutrogena Beach Defense and Ultra Sheer aerosol spray sunscreens recalled due to elevated benzene levels

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Johnson & Johnson Inc. is recalling all lots of Neutrogena Beach Defense and Ultra Sheer children and adult sunscreens, in aerosol spray format, after testing conducted by the company detected elevated levels of benzene. Frequent and long-term exposure (e.g., through the skin and by inhalation) to elevated levels of benzene may pose serious health risks.

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Labelling update regarding the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy and risk of kidney damage to unborn babies

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Health Canada has completed a safety review confirming that the use of non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)—such as acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac and celecoxib —starting from approximately 20 weeks of pregnancy or later, may cause rare but serious kidney problems in an unborn baby. This can lead to low levels of amniotic fluid and possible complications, such as impaired lung maturation and loss of joint movement (limb contractures) in the newborn baby.

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Be informed: know the potential risks of buying health products online

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Many websites that sell health products are lawful businesses, but some sell health products that pose serious health risks. As part of Operation Pangea XIV- an international effort to disrupt the online sale of counterfeit and other illegal health products around the world-Health Canada is reminding Canadians of the dangers of buying unauthorized health products online.

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Certain lots of L’il Critters and vitafusion vitamins recalled due to metal wire fragments

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Church & Dwight Canada Corp. is recalling certain lots of L’il Critters Gummy Vites children’s vitamins, as well as vitafusion Fibre Well and vitafusion MultiVites vitamins for adults, because certain lots may contain metal wire fragments. The affected lots were manufactured within a specific four-day period between October 29 and November 3, 2020. The products were distributed nationally.