Multiple “Dr. King’s” homeopathic and “Natural Pet” veterinary products recalled due to potential microbial contamination

Starting date:
September 1, 2018
Type of communication:
Advisory
Subcategory:
Natural health products, Affects children, pregnant or breast feeding women
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Contamination
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-67672

Issue

Health Canada is advising consumers and pet owners not to use homeopathic and veterinary products made by King Bio Inc. and labeled as "Dr. King's," "Dr King's Natural Pet" or "Natural Pet." These products may pose a health risk to people and pets, especially children, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems, because of potential microbial contamination. According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, high levels of microbial contamination were identified at the manufacturing site in Asheville, North Carolina.

The products are being recalled by the Canadian distributor, Ecotrend Ecologics Ltd., and include products for children, adults and pets. They are promoted for various uses, including flu relief, respiratory care, arthritis and joint pain, and stress control.

Who is affected

  • Consumers and pet owners who have purchased or used these products, especially children, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems.

Affected products

"Dr King's" Branded Human Health Products
Product Name DIN-HM Lot Number Expiry Dosage form Indicated for
Acute Pain Relief 80074489 020417ZZ 02/01/2020 Topical Adults and children
Advanced Arnica Oral Spray 80074305 013117P 01/01/2020 Oral spray Adults and children
Advanced Arnica Soothing Cream 80074304 050117ZZ 05/01/2020 Topical Adults and children
Arthritis Pain & Joint Relief 80035118 011516A 01/01/2019 Oral spray Adults
Arthritis Pain & Joint Relief 80035118 081516F 08/01/2019 Oral spray Adults
Bronchial Care 80035774 110416A 11/01/2019 Oral spray Adults
Candida High Potency 9 Multi Strain Candida Formula 80036805 012116A 01/01/2019 Oral liquid Adults and children
Candida High Potency 9 Multi Strain Candida Formula 80036805 092816A 09/01/2019 Oral liquid Adults and children
Candida High Potency 9 Multi Strain Candida Formula 80036805 011217C 01/01/2020 Oral liquid Adults and children
Kids Candida Multi-Strain Formula 80074869 040117A 04/01/2020 Oral liquid Children
Multi Strain Flu Relief 80038065 011416H 01/01/2019 Oral spray Adults
Multi Strain Flu Relief 80038065 081516E 08/01/2019 Oral spray Adults
Respiratory Care 80035323 011516B 01/01/2019 Oral spray Adults
Respiratory Care 80035323 082216B 08/01/2019 Oral spray Adults
Stress Control 80041740 011916A 01/01/2019 Oral spray Adults
Stress Control 80041740 081516G 08/01/2019 Oral spray Adults
"Dr King's Natural Pet" and "Natural Pet" Branded Animal Health Products
Product Name Lot # Expiry
Cat Anxiety & Stress, 118mL 112317B 11/01/2019
Cat Anxiety & Stress, 118mL 012616C 01/01/2019
Cat Anxiety & Stress, 118mL 030816H 03/01/2019
Cat Anxiety & Stress, 118mL 101816A 10/01/2019
Cat Anxiety & Stress, 118mL 011817C 01/01/2020
Cat Oral Health/Teeth & Gums, 118mL 012716A 01/01/2019
Cat Oral Health/Teeth & Gums, 118mL 060116D 06/01/2019
Cat Oral Health/Teeth & Gums, 118mL 072716A 07/01/2019
Cat Oral Health/Teeth & Gums, 118mL 021717D 02/01/2020
Cat Oral Health/Teeth & Gums, 118mL 022318E 08/01/2020
Cat Skin & Itch, 118mL 030816G 03/01/2019
Cat Skin & Itch, 118mL 062816J 06/01/2019
Cat Skin & Itch, 118mL 091416B 09/01/2019
Cat Skin & Itch, 118mL 123016C 12/01/2019
Cat Skin & Itch, 118mL 121417H 12/01/2019
Cat Urinary Tract Irritations, 118mL 102215J 10/01/2018
Cat Urinary Tract Irritations, 118mL 101016C 10/01/2019
Cat Urinary Tract Irritations, 118mL 010517D 01/01/2020
Cat Urinary Tract Irritations, 118mL 090717B 09/01/2019
Cat Urinary Tract Irritations, 118mL 111617A 11/01/2019
Dog Allergies, 118mL 081715A 08/01/2018
Dog Allergies, 118mL 033016M 03/01/2019
Dog Allergies, 118mL 071116K 07/01/2019
Dog Allergies, 118mL 090816G 09/01/2019
Dog Allergies, 118mL 101016B 10/01/2019
Dog Allergies, 118mL 120217S 12/01/2019
Dog Allergies, 118mL 041518B 04/01/2020
Dog Anxiety & Stress, 118mL 081715B 08/01/2018
Dog Anxiety & Stress, 118mL 072916C 07/01/2019
Dog Anxiety & Stress, 118mL 100716A 10/01/2019
Dog Anxiety & Stress, 118mL 092617D 09/01/2019
Dog Appetite & Weight, 118mL 071116J 07/01/2019
Dog Appetite & Weight, 118mL 042717B 04/01/2020
Dog Digestive Upsets, 118mL 071116L 07/01/2019
Dog Digestive Upsets, 118mL 020317C 02/01/2020
Dog Digestive Upsets, 118mL 011918D 01/01/2020
Dog Muscle, Joint & Arthritis, 118mL 082015C 08/01/2018
Dog Muscle, Joint & Arthritis, 118mL 071116N 07/01/2019
Dog Muscle, Joint & Arthritis, 118mL 081216A 08/01/2019
Dog Muscle, Joint & Arthritis, 118mL 011617E 01/01/2020
Dog Muscle, Joint & Arthritis, 118mL 010418A 01/01/2020
Dog Oral Health/Teeth & Gums, 118mL 102717D 10/01/2019
Dog Oral Health/Teeth & Gums, 118mL 041316A 04/01/2019
Dog Oral Health/Teeth & Gums, 118mL 052516AC 05/01/2019
Dog Oral Health/Teeth & Gums, 118mL 083116A 08/01/2019
Dog Yeast Control, 118mL 030916L 03/01/2019
Dog Yeast Control, 118mL 020317D 02/01/2020
Dog Yeast Control, 118mL 110317F 11/01/2019
Dog Skin & Itch, 118mL 011916B 01/01/2019
Dog Skin & Itch, 118mL 033016L 03/01/2019
Dog Skin & Itch, 118mL 071116M 07/01/2019
Dog Skin & Itch, 118mL 081016D 08/01/2019
Dog Skin & Itch, 118mL 101016D 10/01/2019
Dog Skin & Itch, 118mL 031717C 03/01/2020
Dog Skin & Itch, 118mL 020118E 02/01/2020

What you should do

  • Do not use the recalled products identified above. Consult with your health care professional or veterinarian if you or your pet has used any of these products and has health concerns.
  • Contact Ecotrend Ecologics Ltd. by phone at 1-855-215-2290 or by email at qa@ecotrend.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.

Background

Ingesting a contaminated product may pose health risks. Children, the elderly and other people with a weakened immune system may be more susceptible to the more serious effects of infections.

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 and any necessary corrective and preventative actions. Health Canada continues to gather information about the type of microbial contamination found in these products and the potential risks this contamination could pose. Should additional safety information be identified, Health Canada will take appropriate action and inform Canadians.

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