Public Advisory - TUMS Peppermint Regular Strength tablets: One lot recalled due to contamination

OTTAWA, ON, Nov. 30, 2022 /CNW/ - Summary

  • Product: TUMS Peppermint Regular Strength tablets, packages of three rolls of 12 tablets, lot HA7H, NPN 01970240

  • Issue: Health product – contamination, product safety

  • What to do: Stop using the recalled product. Speak to a health care professional if you have taken this product and have health concerns.

TUMS Peppermint Regular Strength tablets: One lot recalled due to contamination (CNW Group/Health Canada)
TUMS Peppermint Regular Strength tablets: One lot recalled due to contamination (CNW Group/Health Canada)

Affected products

Product

NPN

Lot

Expiry

TUMS Peppermint Regular Strength (500mg) tablets, packages of three rolls of 12 tablets

01970240

HA7H

August 2027

Issue

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare ULC is recalling one lot of TUMS Peppermint Regular Strength tablets after some tablets were found to contain fragments of fibreglass and other material, including paper and aluminum foil. The product is sold in a package of three rolls containing 12 tablets each, and was distributed across Canada starting on October 25, 2022.

TUMS is an antacid indicated for adult use to relieve indigestion and heartburn caused by too much acid in the stomach.

If consumed, the fragments should pass through most people's digestive systems with no concern; however, elderly people and people who have narrow areas in their intestines because of disease or surgery may be at risk of injury.

Health Canada is monitoring the company's recall and will update the public if any new health risks are identified.

What you should do

  • Stop using the recalled product. Contact your health care practitioner if you have used this product and have concerns about your health.

  • Contact GSK Consumer Healthcare (doing business as Haleon) by calling 1-905-507-7000, or by emailing ca.chquality@haleon.com, if you have questions about this recall.

  • Report any health product adverse events or complaints to Health Canada.

Alert / recall type: Public Advisory
Category: Health products – Natural health products 
Published by: Health Canada

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SOURCE Health Canada

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