BlueSkyGreenEarth Herbs Pty Ltd — OA/RA Capsules
What are the defects?
A single batch (Batch 17098003) of OA/RA Capsules are being recalled due to contamination with a substance that poses an unacceptable risk to health. This product has also been withdrawn from the Australian market and will no longer be available for supply.
TGA testing has found that the currently available batch of the product is contaminated with very low levels of aristolochic acid.
What are the hazards?
Aristolochic acid is included in Schedule 10 to the Poisons Standard, which lists substances considered to pose an unacceptable risk to health. There is no established safe exposure level to aristolochic acids, which have been linked to kidney problems and urinary tract cancers.
What should consumers do?
If you or someone you provide care for takes OA/RA capsules, please be alert to this issue and discontinue use immediately. The product should not be consumed.
If you have any OA/RA capsules, the remaining product can be returned to the place of purchase for a refund.
If you have any questions or concerns about this issue, talk to your health professional or contact 1300 133 807.
Various herbalists, practitioners and health stores
Therapeutic Goods Administration is the responsible regulator for this recall.