NOW Foods Issues Voluntary Recall of Calcium & Magnesium Softgels

GUELPH, ON, June 1, 2011 /CNW/ - NOW Foods is conducting a voluntary recall of the company's Calcium & Magnesium Softgels (120 & 240 capsule) because it has been determined that these products contain vitamin D3 in excess of label claim (10,000-13,000 IU per 1 softgel as compared to labeled 200 IU per 1 softgel).

The product was distributed throughout Canada. The affected Canadian product UPC codes are 7-33739-81251-3 (120 softgels) and 7-33739-81252-0 (240 softgels). The affected Canadian lot numbers for product 7-33739-81251-3 are: 12223690, 1254349, 1256051, 1267071, 1293728, 1303703, 1324612, 1332732, 1351362. The affected Canadian lot numbers for product 7-33739-81252-0 are: 1256361, 1264390, 1294029, 1303565, 1323213, 1329581, 1347292. The product UPC code is located on the label and the lot number is located on the bottom of the bottle.

Puresource has not received any confirmed adverse events associated with elevated vitamin D use in Canada.

Any consumers who have been taking the recalled product for an extended period of time and are concerned should consult a doctor or other healthcare practitioner.

Consumers should immediately discontinue use of this product. Consumers should return the product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund or replacement. No receipt is required.

Puresource has provided information on this voluntary recall to all its retailers who purchased this product.

All other NOW Foods products are not affected and are not involved in this recall.

SOURCE Puresource Inc.

For further information:

Contact:
Media: Bernd Licht; (519) 837-2140 Ext. 210
Consumers with additional questions may call the Puresource Customer Service Department at 1-800-265-7245 (ext 292 & 298).

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