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Accidental ingestion of edible cannabis products causing serious harm to children

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Last updated: 2020-08-13 Product: Edible cannabis products Issue: Children are accidentally ingesting illegal edible cannabis products and are experiencing serious harm resulting in hospitalization. What to do: Store cannabis products, whether purchased or homemade, securely and out of reach of children and young persons. Purchase regulated cannabis products only from provincially and territorially licensed retailers. […]

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Get ready for this summer’s heat with expert tips!

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Many places in Canada have a high number of heat waves. Extreme heat can put your health at risk, causing illnesses like heat stroke and even death. It is important to take steps to protect yourself and your family before it gets too hot while continuing to follow public health guidance on physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Health Canada warns of the recall of several USB wall chargers due to shock, burn or fire hazards

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Health Canada recently tested a number of USB wall chargers intended for use with cell phones, tablets and other devices as part of a planned national compliance and enforcement project. The following certified and uncertified products were found to pose an unacceptable risk of electric shock, burn or fire, and are being recalled by industry. This table will be updated if and when new products are recalled.

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Health Canada warns Canadians of health and safety risks of certain containers of pourable alcohol-based fuels and certain firepots that use pourable fuels

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Health Canada is informing consumers of the serious fire and burn risks associated with flame jetting occurrences that may result from the use of certain containers of pourable alcohol-based fuels and certain firepots that use those fuels. These products should not be used in the absence of important safety features, such as those outlined below.