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Safety alert: Canada-wide Tums recall issued due to possible 'metal fragments' in tablets

Consuming a metal fragment poses a potential risk of choking or injury (such as cuts or tears in the mouth and digestive system).

Health Canada is notifying the public that two lots of Tums tablets are being recalled because they may contain metal fragments.

GSK Consumer Healthcare ULC is recalling two lots of Tums Assorted Berries Extra Strength Tablets, sold in 750 mg bottles (lot 7B3G) and packages of three rolls containing eight tablets each (lot CS6M), because the tablets may contain metal fragments.

The recalled product is an antacid indicated for adult use, including pregnant individuals.

Health Canada says the company received a consumer complaint of a small metal wire fragment embedded in a tablet. Consuming a metal fragment poses a potential risk of choking or injury (such as cuts or tears in the mouth and digestive system).

The products were sold by Canadian stores and online retailers between October 2020 and January 2021. The 750 mg bottles of 100 tablets were sold individually and at Costco as part of a club pack of four bottles with two different flavours. The exterior club pack packaging is labelled with different lot numbers and the identification number is RA-63543.

Health Canada continues to monitor the company’s recall. 

What you should do

  • Stop using the recalled product. Talk to your healthcare provider if you have taken a recalled product and have health concerns.
  • Contact GSK Consumer Healthcare’s recall partner, Sedgwick, by calling 1-866-469-6524 or emailing gskcanada3969@sedgwick.com if you have questions about the recall.
  • Report any health product-related side effects or complaints to Health Canada.

 

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