Amcal & Pharmacy Care Cetirizine Recall [Australia]

Australia ACCC RecallAustralia/Canberra: Sigma Company recalls certain Amcal and Pharmacy Care Cetirizine due to possible plastic fragment ingestion and risk of choking, both serious health and safety hazards. ACCC: 

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Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Drugs are subject to this recall:

  • Amcal Cetirizine; batch number: IA50735
  • Pharmacy Care Cetirizine; batch number: IA50736

According to the ACCC, the bottle grooves that secure the lids on these drug products could break off during opening. If this happens, there is a risk that small pieces of plastic could be ingested if the issue is not identified by the user, potentially posing a choking hazard.

If plastic or metal fragments are ingested, they could cut the mouth, stomach or other parts of the GI tract, cause intestinal perforation or serious infection and possibly require surgical intervention for their safe removal.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession the recalled drugs, please do not consume them. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

Please note: similar drugs have been recalled for similar reasons, specifically plastic fragmentation hazard. To see all recalls and notifications related to this matter, please search for “Apotex” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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Additional information about this recall:
ACCC PRA number: 2015/14979
Recalls Direct RIN: 6060-2015
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