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Cold, flu pills recalled over labelling errors

09/13/2013 10:36 EDT | Updated 11/13/2013 05:12 EST
Rexall, Compliments, Safeway, Life brand and other over-the-counter cold medications are being voluntarily recalled because of labelling errors.

Some of the pain and cold relief packages are labelled as having child-proof caps when they don't.

Others are missing allergy warnings or alerts about not taking the pills if you have certain medical conditions.

"Vita Health is reviewing its product labels and putting actions in place to address the labelling issues," Health Canada said today.

The regulator said it has no information suggesting the quality of the products on the list is affected.

The list includes over-the-counter and a natural health product such as anti-inflammatory, cold and flu, allergy and sinus, and acetaminophen medications.

A complete list can be found on the department's recall website at www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Consumers are asked to return the product to the place of purchase or call Vita Health at 1-800-665-8820, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET for instructions.

In August, Vita Health also recalled certain lots of Personnelle Cold and Flu products because of a labelling issue.

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