OTTAWA, Dec. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - Shoppers Drug Mart, in consultation with Health Canada, is voluntarily recalling Life Brand Instant Read Digital Temple Thermometers (see photo below), Model No. 057800711568, due to some devices displaying temperatures that are lower than actual body temperatures. All affected devices were sold between January 2013 and December 2015.
The Digital Temple Thermometer is a hand-held thermometer and can be identified by the Life Brand logo on the face. The back of the thermometer packaging has 057800711568 in the barcode. The device was sold at Shoppers Drug Marts across Canada and online.
An inaccurate body temperature reading may potentially cause the user or caregiver of the user not to use medication to reduce fever or seek immediate medical help. As a result, consumers who have this Digital Temple Thermometer should immediately stop using the device and return it to Shoppers Drug Mart for a replacement.
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Health Canada will monitor Shoppers Drug Mart's recall and will inform Canadians should new information arise.
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Shoppers Drug Mart Recall Notice
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SOURCE Health Canada
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