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Public advisory

Biomedic Acetaminophen with Codeine: Recall Due To Missing Child-Resistant Packaging

Starting date:
September 28, 2014
Posting date:
September 28, 2014
Type of communication:
Drugs, Affects children, pregnant or breast feeding women
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Improper Safety Mechanisms
General Public
Identification number:


Teva Canada Limited, in consultation with Health Canada, is recalling one lot (#669745) of Biomedic Acetaminophen with Codeine (30 caplets with 300 mg acetaminophen and 8 mg codeine) due to missing child-resistant packaging.

Products affected

Biomedic Acetaminophen with Codeine (30 caplets) (DIN 02143933), lot #669745

What you should do

  • Return bottles of Biomedic Acetaminophen with Codeine (30 caplets) from the recalled lot to the location where you purchased it.
  • Keep all medication out of reach of children.
  • Report any adverse reactions to Health Canada.

Who is affected

This product poses a risk to children who could open the bottle and ingest the bottle’s contents. Codeine is not recommended for use in children under 12 years old.  Codeine overdose is associated with breathing problems and potential seizures in predisposed individuals. An acetaminophen overdose can have serious health consequences including liver damage. Early signs of overdose include nausea, vomiting, lethargy and sweating. Liver damage may result in liver failure or death.


The recalled lot was distributed in July 2014 in the provinces of British Columbia and Quebec.

Media enquiries

Health Canada
(613) 957-2983

Public enquiries

(613) 957-2991
1-866 225-0709

Send us your feedback

  • Call toll-free at 1-866-234-2345
  • Visit MedEffect Canada's web page on Adverse Reaction Reporting for information on how to report online, by mail or by fax.

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What Health Canada is doing

Health Canada is monitoring the recall by Teva Canada Ltd. Should new information be identified, Health Canada will provide an update to Canadians.