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Posted August 25, 2018

Thirty-Two Children's Homeopathic Products Recalled

On August 22, 2018, King Bio issued a recall of 32 homeopathic products for children because some have have tested positive for microbial contamination.

The company warned that use of products with microbial contamination could potentially result in increased infections that may require medical intervention, or be life threatening to certain individuals.

The recalled products were distributed Nationwide to distributors and retail stores between August 2017 and July 2018 include the following: DK Attention & Learning Enh., Chicken Pox Symptom Relief, Children's Appetite & Weight, Children's Appetite Enhance, Children's Cough Relief, Children's Fever Reliever, Children's Growth & Development, DK Newborn Tonic, DK Nosebleed Relief, TonsilPlex, Children's Ear Relief Formula, DK Teething, DK Colic Relief, Tummy Aches, Kids Multi- Strain Flu Relief, Kids Stress & Anxiety, Kids Sleep Aid, Kids Bed Wetting (NP), Kids Candida 4 oz, Kids Attention & Learning (SCRX), Bed Wetting Prevention (SCRX), Chicken Pox Symptom Relief (SCRX), Childrens Cough (SCRX), Children's Ear Formula (SCRX), Children's Fever Reliever (SCRX), Children's Growth & Development (SCRX), Colic Relief (SCRX), Newborn Tonic (SCRX), Teething (SCRX), Tummy Aches (SCRX), Children's Appetite & Weight (SCRX), Children's Appetite Enhancer (SCRX).

See the recall notice for the complete list of products, UPC codes and lot numbers.

King Bio is notifying its distributors of the recall. Consumers who have purchased these products should not use them and can contact Kin Bio to arrange for a refund.

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:

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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

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