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Non-prescription pain relief products containing codeine are not recommended for use in people under 18 years of age

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OTTAWA – The Government of Canada is committed to informing Canadians about the risks of health products that contain opioids. As a result, Health Canada is advising Canadians that people under 18 years of age should not use non-prescription pain relief products containing codeine. Non-prescription codeine-containing pain relief products were previously not recommended for children and youth under 12 years of age.

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Counterfeit respirators

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Health Canada has identified counterfeit respirators in Canada and is advising consumers to stop using them as they may not protect Canadians against the virus that causes COVID-19. Counterfeit respirators are imitations of legitimate products. There are no assurances that they provide protection or prevent harm.

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Recall of certain hand sanitizers that may pose health risks

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Affected products Product Recalling Company NPN or DIN Lot numbers Expiry Date Date Added Eltraderm Hand Sanitizer – 70 % Ethyl Alcohol Eltraderm Limited 80098540 0217 April 2022 June 6, 2020 Hand Sanitizer Contract Packaging Distributions Inc. 80098453 8613026 8613042 8613048 8613055 8613057 8613058 8613061 8613064 8613066 April 2022 June 6, 2020 Gel 700 Hand Sanitizer Nature’s Own Cosmetic Company Inc. 80100166 8613026 8613042 8613048 8613055 8613057 8613058 8613061 8613064 8613066 May 2022 June 6, 2020 Sanilabs Hand Sanitizer 70% Ethanol Sanilabs Inc. 80098769 6069 April 20, 2022 June 6, 2020 6075 April 28, 2022 Walker Emulsions Hand Sanitizer Walker Emulsions Ltd. 80098678 209638 Not printed on the label June 6, 2020 Hand Sanitizer Désinfectant pour les mains Walker Emulsions Ltd. 80100040 210061 Not printed on the label June 6, 2020