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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