On November 25, 2016, Raritan Pharmaceuticals, a contract manufacturer for Homeolab USA, recalled homeopathic products containing belladonna extract intended for use in infants and children due to the potential for variation in the amount of belladonna extract in the products. The FDA tested some products and recovered varying levels of belladonna extract content from what was stated on the label. Belladonna can cause harm at larger doses.
The recalled products were distributed nationwide. The recalled products are:
- CVS Homeopathic Infants' Teething Tablet 135 tablets, UPC: 050428424162, Lots: 41116 and 43436;
- Kids Relief Homeopathic Ear Relief Oral Liquid 0.85 fl. oz., UPC: 778159090639, Lot: 35254; and
- CVS Homeopathic Kids' Ear Relief Liquid 0.85 fl. oz., UPC: 050428441633, Lot: 33149.
See the FDA Safety Alert
Also see the recall.
See also Medical Law Perspectives, April 2013 Report: Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Practitioner Liability