Safeway Extra Strength Ibuprofen recalled for packaging error
Ibuprofen incorrectly labelled as child-resistant
Certain Safeway brand extra strength ibuprofen capsules are under recall because the label incorrectly says the product is packaged with a child-resistant bottle and cap.
Health Canada said Thursday that Vita Health Products Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots of Safeway Extra Strength Ibuprofen Liquid Capsules (400 mg capsules, 50 in a bottle).
"As there is no child safety mechanism, this presents a risk to children who could open the bottle and ingest the product," the department said in a release.
"The risk of ingestion by children can result in ibuprofen overdose and serious health consequences including, seizures, kidney failure, heart problems and coma."
Early signs of overdose include nausea, vomiting, lethargy and abdominal pain.
Vita Health Products of Winnipeg is asking retailers to stop selling the products immediately and return them to the company.
Consumers should return the products to where they were purchased.
The company said that as of today no adverse events have been reported. Health Canada added it has not received any reports either.
Health Canada said anyone who has concerns about these products should consult with their health care practitioner.
Consumers may call the company at 1-(800)-665-8820, Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET for more instructions.
|UPC||Description||Lot number||Manufacturing date||Expiry date|
|058200764567||Safeway Extra Strength Ibuprofen Liquid Capsules 400 mg 50 count||1I0802CCY||09/2011||06/2013|