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Posted August 16, 2016

Chinese Herbal Supplement Recalled Due to Lead Contamination

On August 11, 2016, Ton Shen Health issued a recall its DHZC-2 tablets due to potential contamination with elevated levels of lead.

Exposure to lead, even at low levels, is associated with neurological impairment, and in children, learning disabilities and lower IQ scores. Lead can accumulate in the body over time. Symptoms of lead toxicity include abdominal pain, headache, changes in blood pressure, dizziness, kidney and brain damage.

One illness associated with use of this product has been reported.

Recalled DHZC-2 tablets are labeled as a Chinese herbal supplement. They were distributed in Chicago-area retail stores and in other states through mail order. They are packaged in 1.6 oz. white plastic bottle and can be identified by the following: 

  • Lot #: 2163-844
  • UPC: 616042102727

Consumers who have purchased this product should not use it and should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

See Related Warnings:

Ground Turmeric Spice Recalled Due to Lead Contamination

Turmeric Spice Recall Expanded to Include More Brands

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High Levels of Mercury and Lead Found in Ayurvedic Herbal Supplements

For more information about this recall, use the link below.