Health Canada is advising Canadians that Novartis Consumer Health Canada Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall of 17 products (see chart below) as the child resistant mechanism of the bottle cap can fail.
Health Canada has not received any adverse reactions regarding the defective cap issue. However, as a precautionary measure, Novartis Consumer Health Canada Inc. is voluntarily recalling these 17 products to help ensure all affected products are removed from the Canadian market.
Novartis Consumer Health Canada Inc. is requesting that retailers immediately stop sale of these products and return them to the company. The company has confirmed the products were distributed across Canada.
If you use these products, the actual product is NOT defective, just the cap. I keep my medicine up high, away from my 2.5 year old, so I am going to not worry about checking this one out, but you may want to read more about the products on this list. CLICK HERE to READ MORE
Currently there is no information about what to do in terms of returning, I personally think its just a warning/reminder to keep our medication out of harms way. If you would like to report this and would like to find out how you can return your medication for a different one, you can always call Novartis Consumer Health Canada Inc. at 1-888-788-8181 (available 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST) for further instruction.