Home > News > Canada Wrongfully Seized Products, LockerRoom Says • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

Canada Wrongfully Seized Products, LockerRoom Says

Canada Wrongfully Seized Products, LockerRoom Says
Get XBIZ News
Sep 17, 2013 6:00 AM PDT    Text size: 

VANCOUVER, B.C. — In a claim filed at Canada federal court, sex toy and  novelty wholesaler LockerRoom Marketing Ltd. claims that Canada's Minister of Health wrongfully seized products containing alkyl nitrites.

While the products are marketed as leather cleaners and liquid incense, Health Canada claims the products are commonly known as "poppers" that, when inhaled, act as an aphrodisiac. Health Canada says users can possibly encounter danger to their health, including death.

LockerRoom is one of the largest adult entertainment and sex toy and novelty wholesalers in Canada. The company also has a retail operation on the Internet.

Roots of the case go back to May when Health Canada and police officers inspected Lockerroom's warehouse in Vancouver and later concluded that the leather cleaner product was a drug.

Health Canada seized the products and requested that the company stop selling it under a voluntary recall of products containing alkyl nitrites.

LockerRoom, which complied with a recall, filed an application in the Federal Court of Canada claiming the Minister of Health misapplied the Food and Drugs Act by misinterpreting the word "drug."

The Vancouver, B.C., based-company states in its application that its "suffering economic loss and lost business opportunity as a result of Health Canada's decision."  

LockerRoom claims it manufactures and markets the products as leather cleaner "for cleaning personal leather apparel used in the niche market of sexual fetishism that includes, among other things, bondage," according to the application, which says that the products feature "clear warnings against human ingestion" on the labels."

"The applicant also sells the type of personal leather apparel on which the leather cleaner is used, such as harnesses and cockrings."

Officials at LockerRoom did not respond to XBIZ for comment on the claim.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Randazza: Trump Victory, Big Prop 60 Win

On Tuesday afternoon, I boarded a transatlantic flight. Given all of the negativity in the 2016 presidential race, I was delighted that I would be absent for the results. I found both Donald Trump and... More »

Dissecting an $11.9M Affiliate Marketing Judgment

The Federal Trade Commission scored another major win in early October when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling, requiring LeadClick Media LLC to pay an $11.9 million award. The... More »

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Everything To Do With Sex Show

Jan 20 - Jan 22
Montréal, Québec

Everything To Do With Sex Show

Jan 27 - Jan 29
Halifax, Nova Scotia

The European Summit

Mar 04 - Mar 07
Barcelona-Sitges, Spain

The TEA Show

Mar 05 - Mar 06
Hollywood, CA
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!