Bayer expands recall of RestoraLAX, sold nationwide, due to potential choking hazard

Starting date:
July 8, 2017
Type of communication:
Advisory
Subcategory:
Drugs
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Identification number:
RA-63908

Issue

Further to a recent recall of RestoraLAX 45+10, Health Canada is advising Canadians that Bayer Inc. is expanding its voluntary recall to include specific lots of RestoraLAX 30+7 Bonus Packs sold at various retailers across Canada due to a potential choking hazard.

Specific lots of RestoraLAX 30+7 Bonus Packs 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.

Products affected

The following lots of RestoraLAX 30+7 Bonus Packs (DIN 02318164):

  • 5M03PU
  • 5M09PU
  • 6G02PU
  • 6G03PU
  • 6E25PU

This product is sold as a combination pack: 1 bottle of 30 doses of RestoraLAX powder, shrink wrapped together with 1 bottle of 7 doses of RestoraLAX powder.

What you should do

  • Stop using this product. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience difficulty swallowing or breathing after taking this product.
  • Consult with your health care professional if you have used it and have health concerns.
  • Contact Bayer at 1-800-265-7382 or visit bayer.ca if you have questions about this recall.
  • 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.

Who is affected

Consumers who have bought or used the affected RestoraLAX 30+7 Bonus Packs ‎sold nationwide.

Background

Bayer Inc. has advised that the issue is associated with a packaging process specific to the RestoraLAX® 45+10 Value Packs and the RestoraLAX 30+7 Bonus Packs, and that no other RestoraLAX packaging formats are impacted or being recalled at this time.

Media enquiries

Health Canada
(613) 957-2983

Public enquiries

(613) 957-2991
1-866-225-0709

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 as necessary.

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