Hilde Hemmes’ Herbals Wormwood Herb Recall [Australia]


Hilde Hemmes' Herbals Wormwood Herb Recall [Australia]

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Australia FlagAustralia/Canberra: Herbal Supplies Pty Ltd, a Ridgehaven, South Australia establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Hilde Hemmes’ Herbals Wormwood Herb medication from the Australian marketplace due to suspected Artemisia ingredients and consequential risks of health damage to women of childbearing age and to the health and/or safety of their fetus including reproductive damage, all serious health hazards.

ACCC: http://ht.ly/Hrm630rAQ4q

Direct link: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/herbal-supplies-pty-ltd-hilde-hemmes-herbals-wormwood-herb-50g

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

  • Hilde Hemmes’ Herbals Wormwood Herb, sold with a batch/lot of 56-61, 56-62, 56-63, 56-64, 56-65, 56-66, 56-67, 56-68, 56-69 or 56-70, expiry dates ranging from April 2022 to June 2023 and a regulatory approval designation of AUST L 62256. The recalled drugs consist of therapeutic herbal teas, traditionally used for intestinal threadworms, indigestion and/or loss of appetite.

==> No barcodes, APNs, EANs, item numbers, manufacturing date codes, production dates, expiry dates, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

These drugs were known to be marketed, distributed and sold in the Australian states of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia although it is always possible these food products had wider distribution within the country. When in doubt, please contact the manufacturer for specific product information. Because this product was also shipped over the Web, it is possible international customers may have purchased the Wormwood Herb.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the drug’s packaging, design and retail presentation.

Artemisia is a large, diverse grouping of plants ranging between 200 and 400 species, depending on the precise classification criteria, belonging to the daisy family Asteraceae. Common names for various species in the genus include Mugwort, Wormwood and Sagebrush.

According to the ACCC, Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (“TGA”) has undertaken a review of the safety of the ingredient Artemisia, a key component in the recalled Hilde Hemmes’ Herbals Wormwood Herb. The TGA has formed the view that the safety of listed medicines containing Artemisia species may pose a risk when used by women who are pregnant, or likely to become pregnant. Specifically, medicines that contain Artemisia may cause illness if taken by pregnant women or women who intend to become pregnant and may cause injury to their unborn children.

As a consequence of this reported defect, you should neither serve nor consume the recalled Hilde Hemmes’ Herbals Wormwood Herb medications identified above.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm drug poisoning or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any drug, return it to your retailer for refund.

Disposal of this product must be in accordance with local municipal hazardous waste requirements to protect the drinking water supply and the ecosystem.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 0-0-0, your closest hospital or emergency centre equipped to properly treat Artemisia consumption.

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If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall notification, please contact Herbal Supplies on 08 8264 2453 during normal business hours, Australian Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday.

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More information about this recall:
ACCC PRA number: 2021/18849
Recalls Direct RIN: 14207-2021
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