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Recall of “L’il Critters Vitamin D3” due to high levels of Vitamin D
- Starting date:
- August 6, 2015
- Type of communication:
- Information Update
- Natural health products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Identification number:
Church & Dwight Canada Corp., in consultation with Health Canada, is voluntarily recalling all lots of "L'il Critters Vitamin D3" (NPN 80025335) after the company's testing identified levels of vitamin D that exceeds what is indicated on the product label.
The product tested contained almost four times the level of vitamin D indicated on its label, and provides more than the daily tolerable upper intake for children 8 years of age and under. Excessive intake of vitamin D for children under 8 years of age can lead to vitamin D "intoxication," which can cause headache, nausea, vomiting, constipation, lack of appetite, irritability, dehydration, fatigue and weight loss.
Church & Dwight Canada Corp. is also recalling "Vitafusion Calcium Adult Gummy Vitamins" (NPN 80029584), which the company's testing also found to contain levels of vitamin D greater than what is indicated on the product label. The amount of vitamin D is slightly more than the daily tolerable upper intake level for adults of 4,000IU. Levels of vitamin D higher than the daily tolerable upper intake level in pregnant women is not recommended.
Health Canada is monitoring the recall and any necessary corrective and preventative actions taken by Church & Dwight Canada Corp.
Consumers are encouraged to report any adverse reactions associated with the use of these products to Health Canada. Canadians can report complaints about health products to Health Canada by calling toll-free to 1-800-267-9675, or by completing an online complaint form.
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