Advisory - Multiple "Dr. King's" homeopathic and "Natural Pet" veterinary products recalled due to potential microbial contamination

OTTAWA, Sept. 1, 2018 /CNW/ -

Issue
Health Canada is advising consumers and pet owners not to use homeopathic and veterinary products made by King Bio Inc. and labeled as "Dr. King's," "Dr King's Natural Pet" or "Natural Pet." These products may pose a health risk to people and pets, especially children, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems, because of potential microbial contamination. According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, high levels of microbial contamination were identified at the manufacturing site in Asheville, North Carolina.

The products are being recalled by the Canadian distributor, Ecotrend Ecologics Ltd., and include products for children, adults and pets. They are promoted for various uses, including flu relief, respiratory care, arthritis and joint pain, and stress control.

Who is affected

  • Consumers and pet owners who have purchased or used these products, especially children, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems.

Affected products

"Dr King's" Branded Human Health Products

    Product Name    DIN-HM          Lot Number Expiry            Dosage form  Indicated for
    ------------    ------          ---------- ------            -----------  -------------

    Acute Pain
     Relief                80074489  020417ZZ         02/01/2020  Topical      Adults and children
    ----------             --------  --------         ----------  -------      -------------------

    Advanced Arnica
     Oral Spray            80074305  013117P          01/01/2020  Oral spray   Adults and children
    ---------------        --------  -------          ----------  ----------   -------------------

    Advanced Arnica
     Soothing Cream        80074304  050117ZZ         05/01/2020  Topical      Adults and children
    ---------------        --------  --------         ----------  -------      -------------------

    Arthritis Pain
     & Joint Relief        80035118  011516A          01/01/2019  Oral spray   Adults
    ---------------        --------  -------          ----------  ----------   ------

    Arthritis Pain
     & Joint Relief        80035118  081516F          08/01/2019  Oral spray   Adults
    ---------------        --------  -------          ----------  ----------   ------

    Bronchial Care         80035774  110416A          11/01/2019  Oral spray   Adults
    --------------         --------  -------          ----------  ----------   ------

    Candida High
     Potency 9
     Multi Strain
     Candida
     Formula               80036805  012116A          01/01/2019  Oral liquid  Adults and children
    -------------          --------  -------          ----------  -----------  -------------------

    Candida High
     Potency 9
     Multi Strain
     Candida
     Formula               80036805  092816A          09/01/2019  Oral liquid  Adults and children
    -------------          --------  -------          ----------  -----------  -------------------

    Candida High
     Potency 9
     Multi Strain
     Candida
     Formula               80036805  011217C          01/01/2020  Oral liquid  Adults and children
    -------------          --------  -------          ----------  -----------  -------------------

    Kids Candida
     Multi-Strain
     Formula               80074869  040117A          04/01/2020  Oral liquid  Children
    -------------          --------  -------          ----------  -----------  --------

    Multi Strain
     Flu Relief            80038065  011416H          01/01/2019  Oral spray   Adults
    ------------           --------  -------          ----------  ----------   ------

    Multi Strain
     Flu Relief            80038065  081516E          08/01/2019  Oral spray   Adults
    ------------           --------  -------          ----------  ----------   ------

    Respiratory
     Care                  80035323  011516B          01/01/2019  Oral spray   Adults
    -----------            --------  -------          ----------  ----------   ------

    Respiratory
     Care                  80035323  082216B          08/01/2019  Oral spray   Adults
    -----------            --------  -------          ----------  ----------   ------

    Stress Control         80041740  011916A          01/01/2019  Oral spray   Adults
    --------------         --------  -------          ----------  ----------   ------

    Stress Control         80041740  081516G          08/01/2019  Oral spray   Adults
    --------------         --------  -------          ----------  ----------   ------

 

"Dr King's Natural Pet" and "Natural Pet" Branded Animal Health Products

 

    Product Name                   Lot #    Expiry
    ------------                   -----    ------

    Cat Anxiety & Stress, 118mL    112317B         11/01/2019
    ---------------------------    -------         ----------

    Cat Anxiety & Stress, 118mL    012616C         01/01/2019
    ---------------------------    -------         ----------

    Cat Anxiety & Stress, 118mL    030816H         03/01/2019
    ---------------------------    -------         ----------

    Cat Anxiety & Stress, 118mL    101816A         10/01/2019
    ---------------------------    -------         ----------

    Cat Anxiety & Stress, 118mL    011817C         01/01/2020
    ---------------------------    -------         ----------

    Cat Oral Health/Teeth & Gums,
     118mL                         012716A         01/01/2019
    -----------------------------  -------         ----------

    Cat Oral Health/Teeth & Gums,
     118mL                         060116D         06/01/2019
    -----------------------------  -------         ----------

    Cat Oral Health/Teeth & Gums,
     118mL                         072716A         07/01/2019
    -----------------------------  -------         ----------

    Cat Oral Health/Teeth & Gums,
     118mL                         021717D         02/01/2020
    -----------------------------  -------         ----------

    Cat Oral Health/Teeth & Gums,
     118mL                         022318E         08/01/2020
    -----------------------------  -------         ----------

    Cat Skin & Itch, 118mL         030816G         03/01/2019
    ----------------------         -------         ----------

    Cat Skin & Itch, 118mL         062816J         06/01/2019
    ----------------------         -------         ----------

    Cat Skin & Itch, 118mL         091416B         09/01/2019
    ----------------------         -------         ----------

    Cat Skin & Itch, 118mL         123016C         12/01/2019
    ----------------------         -------         ----------

    Cat Skin & Itch, 118mL         121417H         12/01/2019
    ----------------------         -------         ----------

    Cat Urinary Tract Irritations,
     118mL                         102215J         10/01/2018
    ------------------------------ -------         ----------

    Cat Urinary Tract Irritations,
     118mL                         101016C         10/01/2019
    ------------------------------ -------         ----------

    Cat Urinary Tract Irritations,
     118mL                         010517D         01/01/2020
    ------------------------------ -------         ----------

    Cat Urinary Tract Irritations,
     118mL                         090717B         09/01/2019
    ------------------------------ -------         ----------

    Cat Urinary Tract Irritations,
     118mL                         111617A         11/01/2019
    ------------------------------ -------         ----------

    Dog Allergies, 118mL           081715A         08/01/2018
    --------------------           -------         ----------

    Dog Allergies, 118mL           033016M         03/01/2019
    --------------------           -------         ----------

    Dog Allergies, 118mL           071116K         07/01/2019
    --------------------           -------         ----------

    Dog Allergies, 118mL           090816G         09/01/2019
    --------------------           -------         ----------

    Dog Allergies, 118mL           101016B         10/01/2019
    --------------------           -------         ----------

    Dog Allergies, 118mL           120217S         12/01/2019
    --------------------           -------         ----------

    Dog Allergies, 118mL           041518B         04/01/2020
    --------------------           -------         ----------

    Dog Anxiety & Stress, 118mL    081715B         08/01/2018
    ---------------------------    -------         ----------

    Dog Anxiety & Stress, 118mL    072916C         07/01/2019
    ---------------------------    -------         ----------

    Dog Anxiety & Stress, 118mL    100716A         10/01/2019
    ---------------------------    -------         ----------

    Dog Anxiety & Stress,  118mL   092617D         09/01/2019
    ----------------------------   -------         ----------

    Dog Appetite & Weight, 118mL   071116J         07/01/2019
    ----------------------------   -------         ----------

    Dog Appetite & Weight, 118mL   042717B         04/01/2020
    ----------------------------   -------         ----------

    Dog Digestive Upsets, 118mL    071116L         07/01/2019
    ---------------------------    -------         ----------

    Dog Digestive Upsets, 118mL    020317C         02/01/2020
    ---------------------------    -------         ----------

    Dog Digestive Upsets, 118mL    011918D         01/01/2020
    ---------------------------    -------         ----------

    Dog Muscle, Joint & Arthritis,
     118mL                         082015C         08/01/2018
    ------------------------------ -------         ----------

    Dog Muscle, Joint & Arthritis,
     118mL                         071116N         07/01/2019
    ------------------------------ -------         ----------

    Dog Muscle, Joint & Arthritis,
     118mL                         081216A         08/01/2019
    ------------------------------ -------         ----------

    Dog Muscle, Joint & Arthritis,
     118mL                         011617E         01/01/2020
    ------------------------------ -------         ----------

    Dog Muscle, Joint & Arthritis,
     118mL                         010418A         01/01/2020
    ------------------------------ -------         ----------

    Dog Oral Health/Teeth & Gums,
     118mL                         102717D         10/01/2019
    -----------------------------  -------         ----------

    Dog Oral Health/Teeth & Gums,
     118mL                         041316A         04/01/2019
    -----------------------------  -------         ----------

    Dog Oral Health/Teeth & Gums,
     118mL                         052516AC        05/01/2019
    -----------------------------  --------        ----------

    Dog Oral Health/Teeth & Gums,
     118mL                         083116A         08/01/2019
    -----------------------------  -------         ----------

    Dog Yeast Control, 118mL       030916L         03/01/2019
    ------------------------       -------         ----------

    Dog Yeast Control, 118mL       020317D         02/01/2020
    ------------------------       -------         ----------

    Dog Yeast Control, 118mL       110317F         11/01/2019
    ------------------------       -------         ----------

    Dog Skin & Itch, 118mL         011916B         01/01/2019
    ----------------------         -------         ----------

    Dog Skin & Itch, 118mL         033016L         03/01/2019
    ----------------------         -------         ----------

    Dog Skin & Itch, 118mL         071116M         07/01/2019
    ----------------------         -------         ----------

    Dog Skin & Itch, 118mL         081016D         08/01/2019
    ----------------------         -------         ----------

    Dog Skin & Itch, 118mL         101016D         10/01/2019
    ----------------------         -------         ----------

    Dog Skin & Itch, 118mL         031717C         03/01/2020
    ----------------------         -------         ----------

    Dog Skin & Itch, 118mL         020118E         02/01/2020
    ----------------------         -------         ----------

 

What consumers should do

  • Do not use the recalled products identified above. Consult with your health care professional or veterinarian if you or your pet has used any of these products and has health concerns.
  • Contact Ecotrend Ecologics Ltd. by phone at 1-855-215-2290 or by email at qa@ecotrend.ca if you have questions about this recall.
  • Report adverse events to health products to Health Canada by calling toll-free at 1?866?234?2345, or by reporting online, by mail or by fax.
  • Report complaints about health products to Health Canada by calling toll-free at 1?800?267?9675, or complete an online complaint form.

What Health Canada is doing
Health Canada is monitoring the company's recall and any necessary corrective and preventative actions. Health Canada continues to gather information about the type of microbial contamination found in these products and the potential risks this contamination could pose. Should additional safety information be identified, Health Canada will take appropriate action and inform Canadians.

Background
Ingesting a contaminated product may pose health risks. Children, the elderly and other people with a weakened immune system may be more susceptible to the more serious effects of infections.

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