Public advisory

Two lots of TUMS Assorted Berries Extra Strength Tablets recalled because they may contain metal fragments

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Summary

Product
TUMS Assorted Berries Extra Strength Tablets (NPN 01967932)
Issue
Health products » Product safety
What to do

Stop using the recalled products. Consult a health care professional if you have used any of these products and have health concerns.

 

Affected products

Note: Bottles sold at Costco are part of a four-bottle package. The club pack outer label has different lot numbers: 20K311 (expires July 2025) and 20L338 (expires August 2025). Only the individual bottles of the Assorted Berries Extra Strength Tablets, labelled as lot 7B3G, within these club packs, are affected.

Product

NPN

Lot

Expiry

TUMS Assorted Berries Extra Strength Tablets
(packages of 3 rolls containing 8 tablets each)

01967932

CS6M

September 2025

TUMS Assorted Berries Extra Strength Tablets
(750 mg bottle of 100 tablets)

01967932

7B3G
(sold individually and as part of Costco club packs – see note)

August 2025

Issue

GSK Consumer Healthcare ULC is recalling two lots of TUMS Assorted Berries Extra Strength Tablets, sold in 750 mg bottles (lot 7B3G) and packages of 3 rolls containing 8 tablets each (lot CS6M), because the tablets may contain metal fragments. The product is an antacid indicated for adult use, including pregnant individuals.

The company reported to Health Canada that it received a consumer complaint of a small metal wire fragment embedded in a tablet. Consuming a metal fragment poses a potential risk of choking or injury (such as cuts or tears in the mouth and digestive system).

The products were sold by Canadian stores and online retailers between October 2020 and January 2021. The 750 mg bottles of 100 tablets were sold individually and at Costco as part of a club pack of four bottles with two different flavours. The exterior club pack packaging is labelled with different lot numbers.

Health Canada is monitoring the company’s recall. If additional safety information is identified, Health Canada will take appropriate action and inform Canadians as needed.

What you should do

  • Stop using the recalled product. Talk to your healthcare provider if you have taken a recalled product and have health concerns.
  • Contact GSK Consumer Healthcare’s recall partner, Sedgwick, by calling 1-866-469-6524 or emailing gskcanada3969@sedgwick.com if you have questions about the recall.
  • Report any health product-related side effects or complaints to Health Canada.

Additional information

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Public advisory
Category
Health product » Natural health products
Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-63543
Media and public inquiries

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Health Canada
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media@hc-sc.gc.ca

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