Some Tums tablets recalled due to fibreglass contamination in Mississauga, Hamilton, Brampton and beyond


Published December 2, 2022 at 8:54 am

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Some Tums peppermint regular-strength tablets have been recalled due to possible fibreglass contamination.

Health Canada issued the recall notice this week for the tablets that come in packages of three rolls of 12 tablets with lot number HA7H, NPN 01970240.

Some tablets contained fragments of fibreglass and other material, including paper and aluminum foil. The product was distributed across Canada starting on Oct. 25, 2022. The expiry is August 2027.

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.

This is the second Tums recall in recent weeks. Another recall was issued in early November for possible metal fragments.

What you should do:

  • Stop using the recalled product. Speak to a health care professional if you have taken this product and have health concerns.
  • Follow municipal or regional guidelines on how to dispose of chemicals and other hazardous waste. Or return the product to your local pharmacy for proper disposal.
  • Contact GSK Consumer Healthcare (doing business as Haleon) at 1-888-788-8181, or email [email protected], if you have questions about this recall.
  • Report any health product adverse events or complaints to Health Canada.
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