Public advisory

Safeway and Compliments Ibuprofen Liquid Capsules: Labeling Error

Starting date:
August 2, 2013
Posting date:
August 2, 2013
Type of communication:
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Labelling and Packaging
General Public
Identification number:


Health Canada is advising Canadians that Vita Health Products Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots of Safeway Ibuprofen Liquid Capsules (200 mg capsules, 72 in a bottle) and Compliments Ibuprofen Liquid Capsules (200 mg, 72 capsules in a bottle). The recall is due to a labeling error that incorrectly states the products are packaged with a child-resistant cap.

Health Canada is aware that Vita Health Products Inc. has requested that retailers return the impacted lots to the company.

Safeway Ibuprofen Liquid Capsules (200 mg capsules, 72 capsules)
Lot number Manufacture Date Expiry Date
1J1612FLH OC2011 10/31/2013
2G0622S9L MA2012 05/31/2014
2J2582VLV AU2012 08/31/2014
2J2592VLV AU2012 08/31/2014
2K0562VLV AU2012 08/31/2014
2K0582VLV SE2012 09/30/2014
2L3262Y40 OC2012 10/31/2014
3C18630HR DE2012 12/31/2014
3C25730HR DE2012 12/31/2014
3C36532HA JA2013 01/31/2015
Compliments Ibuprofen Liquid Capsules (200 mg capsules, 72 capsules)
Lot Number Manufacture Date Expiry Date
1I1102GSC AU2011 08/31/2013
1I1112GSC AU2011 08/31/2013
1J0082FLM SE2011 09/30/2013
1J0322FLM SE2011 09/30/2013
2A1582NK9 SE2011 12/31/2013
2E1842QJ5 JA2012 01/31/2014
2F1172RFS AL2012 04/30/2014
2F1382RFS AL2012 04/30/2014
2L2782X86 SE2012 09/30/2014

What you should do

  • Keep all medication out of reach of children.
  • Check to see if they have any of the affected lots in their possession.
  • Return the impacted lots to the place of purchase.
  • Consumers who have any questions about these products can call the company.
  • Report any adverse reactions to Health Canada.

Who is affected

These products pose a risk to children who could open the bottle and ingest the bottle’s contents. The risk of ingestion by children can result in ibuprofen overdose and serious health consequences including, seizures, kidney failure, heart problems and coma. Early signs of overdose include nausea, vomiting, lethargy and abdominal pain.

Report health or safety concerns

  • 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 Vita Health’s recall and will inform Canadians if new information comes to light. Vita Health Products Inc. has informed Health Canada that as of July 30, 2013, there had been no adverse reactions reported concerning these products. As well, Health Canada had not received any adverse reaction reports related to this issue as of July 19, 2013.


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