OTTAWA, Jan. 24, 2017 /CNW/ -
Health Canada is advising Canadiansthat four lots of activated charcoal products are being recalled by the company Omega Laboratories Ltd. because they may pose health risks. Children and people with weakened immune systems are at particular risk.
The company has confirmed that
These products are used in emergency situations to treat poisoning by most drugs and chemicals. They are used mainly in healthcare settings such as hospitals, but are also sold in stores such as pharmacies.
Who is affected
What consumers should do
BackgroundIngesting 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.
The company has advised Health Canada that testing to identify the specific type of microbial contamination is underway. The specific potential health effects of exposure are therefore not yet known.
What Health Canada is doingHealth Canada is monitoring the company's recall. If new safety information is identified, Health Canada will take appropriate action and inform Canadians.
For more informationStay connected with Health Canada and receive the latest advisories and product recalls using social media tools.
To learn more about natural health products and other self-care products, visit Canada.ca/selfcare-products.
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