Health Canada

Health Canada

February 08, 2011 14:31 ET

Pharmetics Inc. Voluntarily Recalls a Number of Products From the Canadian Market

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 8, 2011) - Health Canada is informing Canadians that Pharmetics Inc., a manufacturer of over the counter drugs, has voluntarily recalled, as a precautionary measure, selected lots of six health products currently on the Canadian market. The recalled products are the store brands of the retailers [SEE CHART BELOW].

Pharmetics Inc.'s recall comes as a result of Health Canada's Good Manufacturing Practices inspection at the company's Laval manufacturing site where deficiencies related to the production line were detected, including possible contamination between the product lines and some products labelled with the wrong expiry dates.

Health Canada is monitoring Pharmetics Inc.'s recall of these products and will inform Canadians and take appropriate action if new safety information arises.

Health Canada is reminding Canadians who have purchased or used any of the affected products and who have concerns about their health to speak with their health care practitioner. Pharmetics Inc. is advising their clients, including pharmacies, that consumers should return products to their place of purchase.

In order to help ensure that health products on the Canadian market are safe for use by Canadians and their families, drug establishments are inspected to determine whether they are operating in compliance with Health Canada's regulations and guidelines.

Good Manufacturing Practices are standards designed to ensure an effective overall approach to product quality control and risk management by setting appropriate standards and practices for product manufacturing, testing, storage, handling and distribution.

Consumers requiring more information about this information update can contact Health Canada's public enquiries line at (613) 957-2991, or toll free at 1-866-225-0709.

You can report any adverse reactions associated with the use of health products to the Canada Vigilance Program by one of the following three ways:

To have postage pre-paid, download the postage paid label  ( http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/medeff/report-declaration/post_paid-affranchi-eng.php ) from the MedEffectCanada ( http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/medeff/index-eng.php ) section of the Health Canada website. The Canada Vigilance Reporting Form ( http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/medeff/report-declaration/ar-ei_form-eng.php ) and the adverse reaction reporting guidelines may also be obtained via this section.

PRODUCT DIN LOT RETAILER
Acetaminophen 500mg Tablets Extra Strength 02252813 F-38421 Shoppers
Acetaminophen 500mg Tablets Extra Strength 02252813 F-37807 Shoppers
Acetaminophen 500mg Tablets Extra Strength 02252813 F-40270 Shoppers
Acetaminophen 500mg Tablets Extra Strength 02252813 F-34635 Loblaws
Acetaminophen 500mg Tablets Extra Strength 02252813 F-34646 Loblaws
Acetaminophen 500mg Tablets Extra Strength 02252813 F-34604 Shoppers
Acetaminophen, Caffeine & 8mg Codeine Phosphate Tablets 02251914 F-37011 Shoppers
Acetaminophen, Caffeine & 8mg Codeine Phosphate Tablets 02251914 F-37022 Rexall
Acetaminophen, Caffeine & 8mg Codeine Phosphate Tablets 02251914 F-37119 Loblaws
Acetaminophen, Caffeine & 8mg Codeine Phosphate Tablets 02251914 F-37138 Loblaws
Acetaminophen, Caffeine & 8mg Codeine Phosphate Tablets 02251914 F-37178 Procurity
Acetaminophen, Caffeine & 8mg Codeine Phosphate Tablets 02251914 F-39603 Shoppers
Muscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength Tablets 02251884 F-35778 Federated Coop
Muscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength Tablets 02251884 F-35888 Loblaws
Sinus Medication Night Tablets 02255014 F-38039 Shoppers
Sinus Medication Night Tablets 02255014 F-38069 Proxim
Sinus Medication Night Tablets 02255014 F-38060 Rexall
Sinus Medication Night Tablets 02255014 F-40068 Rexall
Daytime Sinus Relief Extra Strength Tablets 02252163 F-35331 Proxim
Daytime Sinus Relief Extra Strength Tablets 02252163 F-35475 Jean Coutu
Daytime Sinus Relief Extra Strength Tablets 02252163 F-35868 Jean Coutu
Daytime Sinus Relief Extra Strength Tablets 02252163 F-35858 Jean Coutu
Daytime Sinus Relief Extra Strength Tablets 02252163 F-38293 Jean Coutu
Daytime Sinus Relief Extra Strength Tablets 02252163 F-38300 Jean Coutu
Daytime Sinus Relief Extra Strength Tablets 02252163 F-38634 Shoppers
Muscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength Tablets 02251884 F-36641 Loblaws
Muscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength Tablets 02251884 F-36394 Rexall
Muscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength Tablets 02251884 F-36384 Safeway
Muscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength Tablets 02251884 F-36384 Uniprix
Muscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength Tablets 02251884 F-37591 Federated Coop
Muscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength Tablets 02251884 F-37586 Jean Coutu
Muscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength Tablets 02251884 F-36405 Value Drug Mart
Muscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength Tablets 02251884 F-36641 Loblaws
Muscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength Tablets 02251884 F-36412 Loblaws
Allergy & Sinus Relief Extra Strength Tablets 02252155 F-40081 Rexall
Allergy & Sinus Relief Extra Strength Tablets 02252155 F-39339 Rexall
Allergy & Sinus Relief Extra Strength Tablets 02252155 F-39263 Shoppers
Allergy & Sinus Relief Extra Strength Tablets 02252155 F-40344 Shoppers

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Contact Information

  • Media Inquiries:
    Health Canada
    613-957-2983
    or
    Public Inquiries:
    613-957-2991
    1-866-225-0709