Health Canada has issued a recall on children’s and adults’ vitamins marketed by Church & Dwight Canada Corp. due to an excess of Vitamin D. In tests conducted by Health Canada and the company the amount of Vitamin D exceeded the amount indicated on the product label, Health Canada said.
The amount is also in excess of the daily limit.
The two vitamin products recalled are L’il Critters Vitamin D3 for children, and Vitafusion Calcium Adult Gummy Vitamins. The amount of Vitamin D in the adult Vitafusion Calcium product was not a great amount but Health Canada notes it is not recommended pregnant women in particular take any amount of Vitamin D higher than the daily tolerable amount.
The limit exceed for kids, however, was far greater.
“The product tested contained almost four times the level of vitamin D indicated on its label and provides more than the daily tolerable upper intake for children 8 years of age and under,” Health Canada’s press release said about the children’s product recalled.
“Excessive intake of vitamin D for children under 8 years of age can lead to vitamin D ‘intoxication,’ which can cause headache, nausea, vomiting, constipation, lack of appetite, irritability, dehydration, fatigue and weight loss.”
Health Canada is monitoring the recall and “any necessary corrective and preventative actions taken by Church & Dwight Canada Corp.” Should you feel you or anyone else might have had a reaction to the product, you are encouraged to call Health Canada’s toll-free number at 1-800-267-9675.