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Posted July 24, 2018

Contaminated Homeopathic Products Recalled

On July 20, 2018, King Bio issued a recall of four lots of its homeopathic products Aquaflora Candida HP9, Lymph Detox, and Baby Teething liquids because they were found to contain microbial contaminants including Pseudomonas Brenneri, Pseudomonas Fluroescens and Burkholderia Multivorans.

Consuming products containing these contaminants could potentially result in increased infections that may require medical intervention and could result in infections that could be life threatening to certain individuals.

The recalled products can be identified by the following:
  • Aquaflora Candida HP9 (8 oz. liquid in a carton), UPC: 3-57955-80018-7, Lot Numbers: 120217R, 102017C, 101017G, 111417C, Distribution: 8,000 bottles nationwide to retail stores and websites

  • King Bio Lymph Detox (2 oz. liquid in a carton), UPC: 3-57955-50632-4 Lot Number: 010118BE Expiration Date: 01/01/2, Distribution: 276 bottles nationwide to retail stores and websites

  • King Bio Baby Teething (2 oz. liquid in a carton), Lot Number: 020118F, Distribution: 13 bottles marked NOT FOR RESALE
King Bio is notifying its distributors and customers by letter and is arranging for return and/or replacement. of all recalled products.

Homeopathy has been in use since the 1700s and is based on the philosophy that diluted substances have the ability to stimulate the body to heal itself. For example, the homeopathic "Law of Similars" states that a substance that produces a certain set of symptoms in a healthy person has the power to cure a sick person manifesting those same symptoms -- although usually the substance is given in minute quantities. 

However, in 2017 the European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC) concluded there was a lack of evidence that homeopathic products are effective, and raised concerns about quality control. In 2015 in the U.S. the FTC released a statement, which read, in part, "for the majority of over-the-counter homeopathic drugs the case for efficacy is based solely on traditional homeopathic theories and there are no valid studies using current scientific methods showing the product's efficacy. 

See related Warnings:

Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets and Nighttime Teething Tablets Recalled

FTC Announces New Enforcement Policy on Homeopathic Drug Claims

FDA Warns Against Company's Unsafe Teething Tablets

Homeopathic Teething Drops, Nausea Drops, Silver-Zinc Throat Spray & More Recalled

Traditional Medicinals "Throat Coat" Lemon Echinacea Herbal Tea Recalled in Canada

Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets and Nighttime Teething Tablets Recalled

Lithium Supplement Contaminated With E. Coli, Health Canada Warns

Yogurt Peanut Crunch Bars Recalled Due to E. Coli Risk

To read the complete recall notice, use the link below.