Advisory - Several store-brand pain or sinus relief tablets recalled because consumers may be unable to access important safety information

OTTAWA, Nov. 7, 2018 /CNW/ -

Issue
Vita Health Products is voluntarily recalling several store-brand (Care+, Exact, Life, and Pharmasave) over-the-counter drugs used for pain or sinus relief because of a labelling issue. Consumers may be unable to peel open the wrap-around label on the bottle to access the warning statements, or the label may not peel off completely, which may make it difficult to read some of the important safety information.

This issue is the result of a label manufacturing defect affecting some bottles and does not affect the safety or effectiveness of the product in the bottles. The labelling defect means that some consumers may not be able to access important safety information, such as warnings and instructions for product storage.

Vita Health Products has advised Health Canada that only the products listed below are affected by this issue. The products were distributed at major drug and grocery retail chains across Canada.

Who is affected

  • Consumers who have bought the affected products listed in the table below.

Affected products

Description

 

DIN

Lot

Expiry

Units Distributed

Care+ brand

Extra Strength Muscle & Back

Pain Relief

40 count package

02239141

7L3044GZZ

JL/2020

2,973

02239141

8E2054L0W

NO/2020

1,563

02239141

8I1954ML4

MR/2021

1,489

Exact brand

Extra Strength Head Cold and Sinus

24 count package

02248646

8B2924GZW

JA/2021

576

Life brand

Muscle & Back Pain Relief-8

50 count package

02242180

7J1944M54

SE/2020

3,864

Life brand

Extra Strength Muscle & Back Pain Relief

40 count package

02239141

8E2054HLA

NO/2020

7,146

Pharmasave brand

Extra Strength Acetaminophen Tablets 500 mg

200 count package

00605778

8E3264KQS

AL/2021

1,022

What consumers should do

  • Check if your product has a label that does not peel back. If it does not peel back, return the product to the place of purchase, or call the Vita Health Customer Contact Centre at 1‑877‑637‑7557, Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm ET for further instruction.
  • Consult your health care professional if you have used these products and have health concerns.
  • Report any health product adverse events or complaints to Health Canada.

What Health Canada is doing

Health Canada is monitoring the company's recall. Should additional safety concerns be identified related to this issue, Health Canada will take appropriate action and inform Canadians as necessary.

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SOURCE Health Canada

 

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