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List Of Blood Pressure Medications Recalled Expands

Health Canada has recalled eight more blood pressure medications that contain the ingredient valsartan, due to possible impurities linked to an increased risk of cancer. Health Canada announced the expanded recall on Sunday, after testing identified traces of the impurity in

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Ontario Doctor Calling For A Ban On Wire BBQ Brushes

As the number of serious injuries continues to grow, an Ontario surgeon is calling on Health Canada to ban metal-bristle barbeque brushes. In less than five years, Health Canada has received reports of 46 injuries caused by tiny metal bristles,

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Recall Of Children’s Drawstring Jackets

A brand of children’s jackets are being recalled because they have a drawstring at the bottom that could present a hazard. Health Canada says the Calikids nylon waterproof shell jacket, style S1654, are sold in blue, pink, red and yellow

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If You Rinse Raw Chicken Before You Cook It – Please Stop!

There are generations of families and home cooks who insist that step No. 1 when preparing any kind of chicken is to wash it and pat it dry. The 1951 edition of the Joy of Cooking advised rinsing out a

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Health Canada Warns Of EpiPen Shortage In August

The maker of the EpiPen says its adult-dose auto-injector will be in “very limited” supply in Canadian pharmacies in August and new stock likely won’t be available until the end of that month. Pfizer Canada also says it is currently

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Lithium-Ion Battery Recall By HP Canada

H-P Canada is recalling 26-hundred lithium-ion batteries used in notebook computers and mobile workstations because they can overheat and cause a fire hazard. The recalled Chinese-made batteries were either sold already installed, or separately as replacements. Consumers can go to

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Dishwasher Recall In Canada

A recall notice has been issued for thousands of dishwashers out of fear of a potential fire hazard. Health Canada says 61-thousand dishwashers sold between January 2013 and May 2015 are being recalled because the power cords can overheat and

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