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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:37 pm 
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October 28, 2008
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OTTAWA - Health Canada is warning Canadians, especially expectant mothers, not to use two vitamin C products sold under the brand names New Roots Herbal Vitamin C8 and Vitazan Professional Vitamin C Advanced Ascorbate. These products were improperly manufactured using vitamin A instead of vitamin C, exposing consumers to potential risks of adverse events.

Capsules may also contain excessively high doses of vitamin A. The maximum recommended daily dosage for vitamin A without a prescription is 10,000 International Units (IU). Consumers taking two capsules of the affected products daily as suggested on the product label, or more, may exceed this amount and could be at risk of serious health effects. Symptoms of vitamin A overdose include headaches, fatigue, appetite loss, nausea and diarrhea. Women in the early months of pregnancy who take excessive doses of vitamin A risk serious birth defects in their unborn children.

Canadian manufacturer, New Roots Herbal, has initiated a Canada-wide recall of the two affected lots, which are indicated on the label as LOT 2689 (exp. 08/2012) and LOT 9719 (exp. 01/2012).

The vitamin supplements come packaged in bottles of 90 or 180 capsules. Images of the product labels are provided below.

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