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Health Canada Confiscated PPE Sold By A Brampton Company Due To 'Serious Health Concerns'

And they've issued a warning for people who may have bought the products.
Health Canada Issues Warning About Brampton Company's PPE Due To 'Serious Health Concerns'

A company from Brampton has been selling potentially harmful Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), says Health Canada.

The company is called Maskopia — and was previously called Medkem Canada Inc. — and their masks, gowns, and face shields pose "serious health concerns," according to a new health advisory from the government body.

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Immediately stop using and dispose of any gowns, masks, gloves or other PPE purchased from Maskopia. Health Canada

In an alert issued on Tuesday, Health Canada announced that Maskopia did not have the proper license needed to import and sell PPE and that the company was selling cloth masks and telling customers they were medical-grade.

Health Canada told Maskopia to stop selling the PPE, but the company ignored their orders, continuing to sell isolation gowns to various health care practitioners and customers.

As a result, the agency has seized various Maskopia products, including masks, face shields, isolation gowns, and gloves.

They said the company had been selling medical devices and equipment through social media and on websites like Kijiji without their license. 

"Canadians are advised to immediately stop using these products and to dispose of them as they may not provide the level of protection advertised due to unknown quality and safety," Health Canada said.

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