July 10, 2020

Mystic Shield Protection Topical Solution Recalled For Methanol

The recalls of hand sanitizers because they contain methanol, or wood alcohol, continues. Now Transliquid Technologies LLC is voluntarily recalling Mystic Shield Protection Topical Solution because it contains methanol. The product was sold in California, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Texas at the retail  level. The product was manufactured by Mystic Intl S.A. de C.V. in Mexico City. It was packaged in 8.45 ounce (250 ml) bottles. The firm's independent testing revealed the presence of this toxin. Wood alcohol can be absorbed through the skin and cause serious health problems. Drinking it as an alcohol substitute or via accidental ingestion can cause "nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system, or … [Read more...]

Carnivora Fresh Frozen Patties Recalled For E. coli O157 in Canada

Carnivora fresh frozen patties recalled for E. coli contamination in Canada. There is an outbreak linked to some of these recalled pet food products that has sickened four people as of June 12, 2020. There is a risk that pets fed this food could get sick or become healthy carriers and could pass the illness on to humans. There is also a risk of cross-contamination between the food and objects in the home. About 1,803 units of the affected product were sold in Canada from January 13, 2020 to June, 2020. The recalled products are all Carnivora brand. They include Whole Animal Chicken Dinner with Vegetables 'n' Fruit, Ultra Premium Fresh Frozen Patties for Dogs & Cats, sold in 4 pound (1820 gram) bags. The UPC number on the product is 689076622271, and the date codes are 13 01 … [Read more...]

Three Essential Oil Brands Recalled For No Child Resistant Caps

Three essential oil brands are being recalled because they fail to meet the child resistant cap requirement, so there is a risk of poisoning. No illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported to date in connection with these problems. These products contain methyl salicylate, which must be in child resistant packaging. The first brand is Jade Bloom Wintergreen and Birch Sweet Essential Oils. The recall is for 1 mL, 10 mL, 60 mL and 120 mL amber glass bottles of Jade Bloom Wintergreen Essential Oil, and 10 mL green glass bottles of Birch Sweet Essential Oil with black caps. About 6,400 bottles are recalled. The SKU for the Wintergreen Essential Oil is 2938223 and the UPC number is 641990784039. The Birch Sweet Essential Oil has UPC number 641990784084. The second recall is for … [Read more...]

Some Benefiber Prebiotic Supplements Recalled For Foreign Material

GSK Consumer Healthcare is voluntarily recalling five lots of Benefiber Healthy Shape Prebiotic Fiber Supplement powder and Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplement powder because it may contain foreign materials; more specifically the potential for green plastic pieces or shavings from the bottle caps in the product. This poses a choking risk and a possible injury risk to the mouth. The consumer may not see a broken piece of the plastic cap before consuming this product. There has been one consumer complaint of a green particle observed inside a product bottle. The recalled product was sold nationwide through retail stores and through online retailers from October 28, 2019 to January 21, 2020. The recalled products are Benefiber Healthy Shape Prebiotic Fiber Supplement in 500 gram … [Read more...]

Zantac OTC Recalled For Possible Carcinogen NDMA

Sanofi is voluntarily recalling all Zantac over-the-counter (OTC) medications in the United States because they contain NDMA, or N-Nitrosodimethylamine, at low levels. That compound is a probable human carcinogen. This notice includes Zantac 150, Zantac 150 Cool Mint, and Zantac 75. This product is an oral, over-the-counter product available without prescription to prevent and relieve heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach. The FDA issued a public statement on September 13, 2019, alerting the public that some ranitidine medications could contain NDMA at low levels. The government asked these companies to conduct testing on their products. But there were inconsistencies in some preliminary test results of the active ingredient used in U.S. products, so Sanofi … [Read more...]

FDA Warns Consumers About Nitrosamines in Zantac

The FDA is warning consumers about a nitrosamine compound called NDMA, or N-Nitrosodimethylamine, also known as dimethylnitrosamine (DMN), which is an ingredient in a heartburn drug called Zantac. The company that makes this drug, which is sold through prescription and also over-the-counter, has recalled all Zantac OTC in the United States. The first statement by the FDA about this issue was issued on September 13, 2019. At the time, they were investigating impurities in blood pressure and heart failure medicines, and recommended numerous recalls of those types of products. The FDA asked companies that produce ranitidine medications, including Zantac, to conduct testing on their products. There are inconsistencies in preliminary set results of this ingredient in Zantac products, … [Read more...]

Dr. Reddy’s Ranitidine Products Recalled For Possible Carcinogen

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories has initiated a voluntary recall of over the counter and prescription Dr. Reddy's Ranitidine products because they are contaminated with N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) above levels established by the FDA. That ingredient is classified as a possible human carcinogen. It is also an environmental contaminant. There have been no reports of adverse events related to this recall. This recall follows the FDA's caution note alerting patients and health care professionals that NCMA was found in some samples of ranitidine. Ranitidine is an over the counter drug used to relieve heartburn that is associated with acid indigestion. They are also used to prevent heartburn associated with indigestion. The prescription version of this product is used for treatment of … [Read more...]

Incorrect President’s Choice Infant Formula Recalled For Cronobacter

The food recall warning issued on October 6, 2019 has been revised  because it incorrectly identified the President's Choice  infant formula that was contaminated with Cronobacter. The Lower Iron milk based powdered infant formula is NOT potentially contaminated with cronobacter and is no longer subject to a food recall warning. Instead, results have found that some President's Choice brand Sensitive to Lactose milk-based powdered infant formula may be contaminated with Cronobacter. Loblaw companies is recalling this formula: President's Choice Sensitive to Lactose milk-based powdered infant formula, sold in 638 gram packages. The UPC number on the product is 0 60383 12994 1, and the codes on the product are EXP 2020 NO 05. This product was sold nationally and should not be consumed. … [Read more...]

President’s Choice Lower Iron Powdered Infant Formula Recalled

President's Choice Lower Iron Powdered Infant Formula is being recalled in Canada for Cronobacter. This product was sold nationally at the retail level. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled product is President's Choice Lower Iron milk based powdered infant formula, sold in 900 gram containers. The UPC number on the product is 0 60383 69839 3, and the codes are EXP 2021 AU 29. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. A food safety investigation is being conducted, which may lead to the recall of more products. Cronobacter does not change the taste, smell, texture or appearance of food. This bacteria is not usually linked to human illnesses, but it can case fatal infections. It is associated … [Read more...]

Abbott Calcilo XD Powder Recalled For Rancidity; Illnesses Reported

Abbott Laboratories is recalling Abbott Calcilo XD Powder from the marketplace in Canada because of rancidity and off-color. This product is used for nutrition support in infants with hypercalcemia and is used under medical supervision. Illnesses have been reported associated with the consumption of this product. The recall notice did not give any further information on the number of illnesses, the patient age range, or whether or not anyone has been hospitalized. The recalled product is Abbott Calcilo XD Powder, which is packaged in 375 gram containers. The UPC number on the product is 0 70074 53329 2, and the code on the product is 79696K80. It was sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan at the consumer … [Read more...]

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