Health Canada issues safety alerts for baby balm, sexual enhancement drug
- April 14, 2008 2:01 PM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
Health Canada is warning consumers about potential safety hazards related to two products – Eucalyptus and Scotch Pine Baby Balm and Power 1 Walnut tablets.
The federal agency issued the two separate safety alerts on Friday.
Health Canada warns certain lots of the baby balm, manufactured by France-based Euphia Natural Baby Care, exceeds the permissible limits for bacterial contamination. Consumers should avoid balms with the following lot labels: # 070620, expires 06/10; # 070823, expires 08/2010; and # 071114, expires 11/2010.
The federal agency warns exposure to microbes may cause a serious infection in people with compromised immune systems.
Power 1 Walnut, marketed as a sexual enhancement product, has been found to contain sildenafil and glibenclamide, prescription medications for erectile dysfunction and diabetes. Health Canada warns these medications should only be used under the supervision of a health care professional.
Potential side-effects include vision loss, seizure, prolonged erection, headache, chills, trembling, headache, dizziness and confusion. In patients with a heart condition, use of sildenafil may cause cardiac death, heart attack and stroke.
Power 1 Walnut was manufactured in China.
The products have not been authorized for sale in Canada but may have been brought into the country by travellers or purchased through online retailers.
No adverse reactions have been reported for either product in Canada.
Consumers with questions can call Health Canada at 1-866-225-0709.
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