KL4 Pty Ltd — Medcure Herbal Products containing Acorus calamus

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Medcure Herbal Products

Organic Vacha Powder

Gulguluthikthakam Kashayam

Dhanwantharam Thailam

All batches containing the ingredient Acorus calamus

Reasons the product is recalled

The products were supplied in the Australian market without an Australian Registry for Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) registration and were also labelled to contain Acorus calamus.

The hazards to consumers

Acorus calamus is included in Schedule 10 to the Medicines and Poison Standard, which lists substances considered to pose an unacceptable risk to health.  Acorus calamus is a known carcinogen (substance that could potentially cause cancer).

What consumers should do

KL4 Pty Ltd has contacted affected consumers. Consumers should immediately stop using this product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Anyone who is concerned in any way about the use of this product should consult their doctor.

For more information, consumers can contact KL4 Pty Ltd on 1300 585 766.


Traders who sold this product

Herbal practitioners and private individuals in NSW, Queensland, SA, Victoria and WA

Where the product was sold

New South Wales
South Australia
Western Australia

Responsible regulator

Therapeutic Goods Administration is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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