Foreign Product Alert: 11 Baidyanath brand ayurvedic products

Starting date:
March 9, 2016
Type of communication:
Foreign Product Alert (FPA)
Subcategory:
Natural health products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Important Safety Information, Unauthorized products, Contamination
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-57348

Issue

These foreign health products have been found by regulators in other countries to contain high levels of heavy metals which may pose serious health risks.

The products are not authorized for sale in Canada and have not been found in the Canadian marketplace but it is possible they may have been brought into the country by travellers or purchased over the Internet.

Unauthorized Ayurvedic Dietary Supplements
Product Name(s) Hazard(s) Identified Source of Alert Other product information,
if available
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Baidyanath brand Agnitundi Bati Elevated levels of lead and mercury United States Food and Drug Administration Batch No. 018, Expiry Date 02/2016  
Baidyanath brand Arogyavardhini Bati Elevated levels of lead and mercury United States Food and Drug Administration Batch No. 018, Expiry Date 03/2017

Front label, Baidyanath Arogyavardhini Bati Side label, Baidyanath Arogyavardhini Bati Back label, Baidyanath Arogyavardhini Bati

Baidyanath brand Brahmi Bati Elevated levels of lead and mercury United States Food and Drug Administration Batch No. HGB-18, Expiry Date 03/2019, Batch Nos. 244 & 242, Expiry Date 03/2017 

Front label, Baidyanath Brahmi Bati Side label, Baidyanath Brahmi Bati Back label, Baidyanath Brahmi Bati

Baidyanath brand Chitrakadi Bati Elevated levels of lead and mercury United States Food and Drug Administration Batch No. GAI-09, Expiry Date 08/2018 and Batch No. 141, Expiry Date 10/2017  
Baidyanath brand Gaisantak Bati Elevated levels of lead and mercury United States Food and Drug Administration Batch No. 193, Expiry Date 02/2018  
Baidyanath brand Marichyadi Bati Elevated levels of lead and mercury United States Food and Drug Administration Batch No. 200, Expiry Date 08/2017

Front label, Baidyanath Marichyadi Bati Side label, Baidyanath Marichyadi Bati  Back label, Baidyanath Marichyadi Bati

Baidyanath brand Rajahpravartini Bati Elevated levels of lead and mercury United States Food and Drug Administration Batch No. RAJ-15 0 & 126, Expiry Date 1/2019 & 07/2016

Front label, Baidyanath Rajahpravartini Bati Back label, Baidyanath Rajahpravartini Bati

Baidyanath brand Saptamrit Lauh Elevated levels of lead and mercury United States Food and Drug Administration Batch No. SPL-04, Expiry Date 4/2018

Front label, Baidyanath Saptamrit Lauh Side label, Baidyanath Saptamrit Lauh Back label, Baidyanath Saptamrit Lauh

Baidyanath brand Sarivadi Bati Elevated levels of lead and mercury United States Food and Drug Administration Batch No. SRI-09, Expiry Date 04/2018

Front label, Baidyanath Sarivadi Bati, expiry 04/2018 Side label, Baidyanath Sarivadi Bati, expiry 04/2018 Back label, Baidyanath Sarivadi Bati, expiry 04/2018

Baidyanath brand Sarivadi Bati Elevated levels of lead and mercury United States Food and Drug Administration Batch No. SARI-015, Expiry Date 01/2019

Label, Baidyanath Sarivadi Bati, expiry 01/2019

Baidyanath brand Shankh Bati Elevated levels of lead and mercury United States Food and Drug Administration Batch No. SHN-02, Expiry Date 08/2018

Front label, Baidyanath Shankh Bati Side label, Baidyanath Shankh Bati Back label, Baidyanath Shankh Bati

 

What you should do

  • Contact the Health Products and Food Branch Inspectorate at 1-800-267-9675 if you find a product listed above in the Canadian marketplace.
  • Consult with a healthcare professional if you have health concerns related to the use of any of these products.
  • Read the label of the products you buy to verify that they have been assessed by Health Canada for safety, effectiveness and quality. Health products that have been authorized for sale by Health Canada will have an eight-digit Drug Identification Number (DIN), Natural Product Number (NPN) or a Homeopathic Drug Number (DIN-HM).

Background

Lead is a heavy metal that poses serious health risks because it may accumulate in vital organs of the body. Children are most susceptible to the toxic effects of heavy metals. The toxic effects of lead include abdominal pain, anemia, changes in blood pressure, reproductive disorders such as miscarriage, weakness, concentration problems, weight loss, insomnia, dizziness, and kidney and brain damage.

Mercury is a heavy metal that poses serious health risks because it may accumulate in vital organs of the body. Children are most susceptible to the toxic effects of heavy metals. The toxic effects of mercury include irritability, tremors, memory loss, insomnia, concentration problems, and kidney and brain damage.

Report health or safety concerns

To report a side effect to a health product to Health Canada:

  • Call toll-free at 1-866-234-2345
  • Visit Health Canada's Web page on Adverse Reaction Reporting for information on how to report online, by mail or by fax

As of March 2, 2016, no adverse reactions suspected to be associated with the use of these products have been reported to Health Canada.

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