Equate Dry Mouth Oral Rinse Mouthwash [Canada]


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Equate Dry Mouth Oral Rinse Mouthwash Recall [Canada]

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Canada/Ottawa: The Shandex Sales Group, a Pickering, Ontario establishment, recalls an estimated 468 bottles of Equate branded Dry Mouth Oral Rinse Mouthwash products from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected Klebsiella pneumonia bacterial contamination and consequential risks of Gram-negative bacterial infection, healthcare-associated infections (“HAIs”), including Pneumonia, bloodstream infections, wound or surgical site infections and/or other life-changing complications, all serious health and safety hazards requiring immediate medical intervention to minimize pain and suffering as well as prevent life-altering injury or death.

HCSC: http://ht.ly/3ZJL30s6sg2

Direct link: https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/en/alert-recall/equate-dry-mouth-oral-rinse-recalled-due-microbial-contamination

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports the following Mouthwash products are subject to this recall:

  • Equate branded Dry Mouth Oral Rinse Mouthwash, packaged with a batch/lot designation of 0430552 and a UPC of 6-28915-5812-3

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Mouthwash products can be found on the Web site above.

==> No NDCs, DINs, item numbers, best-before date codes, manufacturing date codes, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

These Mouthwash products may have been marketed, distributed and sold in all Canadian provinces, although it is always possible these drug products had wider distribution outside the country. When in doubt, please contact the manufacturer for specific product information.

According to Health Canada, the recalled Mouthwash products may contain the microorganism Klebsiella pneumonia. The bacterial Klebsiella Pneumonia can cause a wide range of infections in people.

Proposed Remedy:
If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Equate Dry Mouth Oral Rinse Mouthwash products, please do not use them. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund or dispose of it as per the instructions below.

==> 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 over-the-counter medications, return it to your retailer for refund.

Disposal of this product must be in accordance with local municipal hazardous waste requirements to protect your personal safety, the local drinking water supply and the ecosystem. Please consult your local municipal waste authority for the correct steps for your particular community.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat bacterial poisonings such as Klebsiella pneumonia infection.

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please contact The Shandex Sales Group by e-mail at lplante@qandrcanada.com.

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please contact Health Canada toll-free at 1-866-225-0709 or +1-613-957-2991 (local). You can also reach the agency by e-mail at hcinfo.infosc@canada.ca.

Working members of the press/media can contact Health Canada at +1-613-957-2983 or by e-mail at media@hc-sc.gc.ca.

Please note: the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Mouthwash products, please search for “mouthwash” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected generic Bacterial contamination, please search for “bacterial” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Klebsiella pneumonia contamination, please search for “Klebsiella” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by The Shandex Sales Group, please search for “Shandex” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Vi-Jon of Tennessee, the manufacturer, please search for “Vi-Jon” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Equate brand, please search for “Equate” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

French/Français:
You can also read about this recall in French here (“Santé Canada”):
https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/fr/avis-rappel/rince-bouche-pour-bouche-seche-equate-rappele-en-raison-contamination-microbienne

Vous pouvez également lire ce rappel en français ici (“Santé Canada”):
https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/fr/avis-rappel/rince-bouche-pour-bouche-seche-equate-rappele-en-raison-contamination-microbienne

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More information about this recall:
HCSC ID number: RA-63796
Recalls Direct RIN: 15338-2022
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