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Gripe Water Recall!!

The CFIA has issued a recall on gripe water!!!

OTTAWA – Health Canada is advising Canadians that RW Consumer Products Ltd. is recalling all lots of the product “Gripe Water – Alcohol And Preservative Free” (Natural Product Number [NPN] 80080669), sold under various brand names, because company testing showed microbial contamination. These products have been sold at retailers across Canada.

These products are marketed as a “gentle antacid for quick relief of baby’s minor stomach upsets such as colic, cramps, gas, sour stomach, and hiccups especially during teething.”

Ingesting a contaminated product may pose serious health risks. Microbial contamination typically increases the risk of infections, particularly within a vulnerable subpopulation such as infants. Infants have developing immune systems and, as a result, may be more susceptible to the effects of an infection. Symptoms of a microbial infection in infants may include vomiting and watery diarrhea, fever and abdominal pain.

Health Canada will monitor the company’s recall and inform Canadians if new safety information becomes available.

Affected products

The recalled “Gripe Water – Alcohol And Preservative Free” products are labelled with the NPN 80080669 and are sold under the following brand names:

  • Atoma
  • Baby’s Choice
  • Be Better
  • Equate
  • Life Brand
  • Personnelle
  • Pharmasave
  • Teddy’s Choice
  • Western Family


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