Saturday, December 30, 2006

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Warns Against Counterfeit Circuit Breaks, Viagra and Shampoo

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) warned against several counterfeit products from China, Russia and Pakistan causing health and safety risks, reports Robers Fife for CTV.

Some of the counterfeit products have high levels of the wrong ingredient:

Viagra knock-offs with road paint as a colouring agant and Brick dust as a binding agent. Or batteries full of mercury.

Or, as in the case of counterfeit 'Bed Head Shampoo' have an extra ingredient: e. coli bacteria.

This can cause serious health risks:

"Hospitals in Ontario and Quebec have even mistakenly bought fake circuit breakers.
"The circuit breaker kept tripping, and was supplying power to the intensive care unit of the hospital," RCMP Chief Superintendent Ken Hansen told CTV News."

Read Fife's article here.

1 comment:

ChinaLawBlog said...

Not sure if this is true or not, but I have heard there is no law against importing counterfeit products into Canada, only selling them. If true, pretty strange, isn't it?