RestoraLAX 45 + 10 Value Pack sold at Costco Canada recalled due to potential choking hazard

Starting date:
July 2, 2017
Posting date:
July 2, 2017
Type of communication:
Advisory
Subcategory:
Drugs
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Choking Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-63798

Issue

Health Canada is advising Canadians that Bayer Inc. is voluntarily recalling RestoraLAX 45 + 10 Value Pack sold at Costco Canada due to a potential choking hazard. The recalled product may contain deposits such as clumps or lumps.‎ The presence of these deposits may pose a choking hazard.

RestoraLAX is used to relieve occasional constipation and irregularity.

Who is affected

  • Consumers who have bought or used RestoraLAX 45 + 10 Value Pack‎ sold at Costco Canada.

Affected products

RestoraLAX 45 + 10 Value Pack (DIN: 02318164‎)

This product is sold as a combination pack: 1 bottle of 45 Dose RestoraLAX and 1 box of 10 single dose sachets of RestoraLAX shrink wrapped together for sale by Costco Canada only.

What consumers should do

  • Stop using this product. If you experience difficulty swallowing or breathing after taking this product, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Consult with your health care professional if you have used it and have health concerns.
  • Report adverse events to health products to Health Canada by calling toll-free at 1‑866‑234‑2345, or by reporting online, by mail or by fax.
  • Report complaints about health products to Health Canada by calling toll-free at 1‑800‑267‑9675, or complete an online complaint form.

What Health Canada is doing

Health Canada is monitoring the company's recall. If new safety information is identified, Health Canada will take appropriate action and inform Canadians

For more information
Stay 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.

Media Enquiries:
Health Canada
(613) 957-2983

Public Enquiries:
(613) 957-2991
1-866 225-0709

Images

Select thumbnail to enlarge - opens in a new window