Advisory - Certain lots of Salivart Oral Moisturizer contaminated with mould or yeast



    OTTAWA, April 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Health Canada is advising consumers not to
use certain lots of Salivart Oral Moisturizer, because the product may be
contaminated with mould or yeast. Using the affected product may cause health
problems such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Consumers with reduced
immunity due to illness or immunosuppressant medications may be at increased
risk of more severe reactions.
    Salivart Oral Moisturizer is promoted as a natural treatment for dry
mouth. One lot of the affected product has been distributed in Canada. The lot
number is 06BB002, with an expiration date of 06-08. The lot number and
expiration date are located at the bottom of the product container.
    The manufacturer Gebauer Company is recalling all the affected products,
which are available at retail stores and may be purchased over the Internet.
For Canadians who may have purchased the product over the Internet, the
complete list of the affected products' lot numbers and expiration dates are:
    

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                         Lot Number                      Expiration Date
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                          06BB002                              06-08
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                          06AA001                              06-08
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                          06AA002                              06-08
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                          06AA003                              06-08
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                          06AA004                              07-08
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                          06AA005                              07-08
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                          06AA006                              10-08
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                          06AA007                              10-08
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    Consumers requiring more information about this advisory can contact
Health Canada's public enquiries line at (613) 957-2991, or toll free at
1-866-225-0709.
    To date, no adverse reactions from the use of this product have been
reported in Canada. To report a suspected adverse reaction to this or any
other health product, please contact the Canadian Adverse Drug Reaction
Monitoring Program (CADRMP) of Health Canada by one of the following methods:

    Telephone: 1-866-234-2345
    Facsimile: 1-866-678-6789
    CADRMP
    Marketed Health Products Directorate
    Tunney's Pasture, AL 0701C
    email: cadrmp@hc-sc.gc.ca

    The CADRMP adverse reaction reporting form, including a version that can
be completed and submitted online, is located on the MedEffect
(www.medeffect.gc.ca) portal of the Health Canada Web site.


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For further information:

For further information: Media Inquiries: Alastair Sinclair, Health
Canada, (613) 957-1803; Public Inquiries: (613) 957-2991, 1-866 225-0709


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