Independently and objectively assessing the risk posed by the affected therapeutic goods.
this is a critical step in the recall procedure. It verifies, through independent assessment, the potential or real risks to the public and verifies the effectiveness of the proposed recall action to mitigate the potential or real risks to public health and safety.
Agreeing to the recall and communication strategy:
this is critical for ensuring the messages and strategy are commensurate with the risk posed by the affected goods.
We contact relevant state and territory recall coordinators at Step 8 of the recall procedure.
Working with ACCC
We liaise with the ACCC when necessary for safety-related recalls of therapeutic goods that are also consumer goods.
We are responsible for communicating:
the recall procedure
details about specific recalls through the public database (SARA)
TGA alerts for recalls such as hazard alerts, consumer level recalls and recalls that may have wider implications for public health safety. The alert is sent to appropriate organisations and professional colleges after publication
The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.