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Posted June 12, 2023

Children's Liquid Vitamin Supplement Recalled

On June 7, 2023, Procaps S.A. de C.V. issued a voluntary recall of various lots of Laboratorios Lopez’s Bacaolinita 8 fl. oz children's liquid vitamin supplement because it contains undeclared PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil.

There is little safety data on the oral ingestion of PEG-40 in people. However, PEG-40 can interact with some medications and cause hypersensitivity reactions such as anaphylaxis in sensitized individuals.

Recalled Laboratorios Lopez’s Bacaolinita is promoted as a liquid vitamin supplement for children, including vitamins A, B-12, D and niacin. The products were distributed through retail stores and online in Delaware, Rhode Island, Texas, and California. Bacaolinita supplements (see product photos) are packaged in a dark amber plastic 8 fl oz bottle, which is packed in a cardboard box. Recalled products can be further identified by the following:

Consumers who purchased affected Bacaolinita should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

See ConsumerLab’s article “Can castor oil eye drops improve or dissolve cataracts? Is castor oil or tea tree oil helpful for other eye conditions such as blepharitis or dry eye?” for more information about related products.

For more information, use the link below.

Procaps S.A. de C.V. Issues Alert on Undeclared Peg 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil in Laboratorios Lopez’s Bacaolinita®

See related recalls and warnings:

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