Implementation of the NEW Uniform Recall Procedure for Therapeutic Goods (URPTG)

12 January 2018

Sponsors of therapeutic goods needing to initiate a product recall are reminded that the new URPTG takes effect on Monday, 15 January 2018. For further details, refer to Uniform recall procedure for therapeutic goods (URPTG), V2.0, October 2017 or contact the TGA Recalls Unit on 02 6232 8935 or by email

Following an extensive external consultation process, on 3 October 2017, the TGA published the new URPTG (V2.0) for a 'familiarisation period' of approximately three months and advised that the new version will take effect on 15 January.

From this date, sponsors must follow the provisions of the new URPTG and the former (2004) version will be archived.