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Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao Wan pills (recall notice)

Medicine recall

14 April 2009
Level: Consumer
Class: I
Reference: RC-2009-RN-00277-3
Date agreed: 14 April 2009
Product: Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao Wan pills
ARTG number: 68047
Batch number: Batch 20050412-1, expires June 2010
Batch 2006055, expires May 2011
Sponsor: Shen Neng Herbal Medicines Group Pty Ltd
Contact: 02 9416 9831 Shen Neng Herbal Medicines Group Pty Ltd
Reason: These batches are being recalled, due to the detection of aristolochic acids by the Therapeutic Goods Administration Laboratories. Aristolochic acids have been associated with serious adverse reactions including severe kidney damage and urinary tract cancer.
Letters were dispatched by the sponsor to traditional healthcare practitioners on Thursday 16 April 2009. Press advertising of the recall is expected to appear in daily newspapers of the States in which the product has been supplied (Victoria and New South Wales), commencing Tuesday 21 April 2009.

Classification system:

Class I defects are potentially life-threatening or could cause a serious risk to health.

Class II defects could cause illness or mistreatment, but are not Class I.

Class III defects may not pose a significant hazard to health, but withdrawal may be initiated for other reasons.

Class I & II recalls are considered to be safety related recalls.