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).


Consumers should return the recalled Safeway brand ibuprofen to where it was purchased. (Paul Sakuma/Associated Press)

"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
  1I0812CCY 09/2011 06/2013
  1I0842KK2 09/2011 06/2013
    2A1432NWR 01/2012 12/2013
    2A1442NWR 01/2012 12/2013
    2C0702S11 03/2012 12/2013
    2F0982V0U 06/2012 02/2014
    3B2062XRR 02/2013 12/2014
    3D2692Z58 04/2013 12/2014