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Safety alert: Canada-wide recall of Tums due to 'contamination'

The recalled product poses a risk of injury.

Health Canada is notifying consumers that a batch of a popular antacid product is being recalled from the marketplace due to contamination. 

A safety notification issued Thursday (Dec. 1) states that some TUMS Peppermint Regular Strength tablets were found to contain fragments of "fibreglass and other material, including paper and aluminum foil."

While most people shouldn't have issues if they've consumed the product, elderly people and people "who have narrow areas in their intestines because of disease or surgery may be at risk of injury," according to Health Canada.

The recalled product comes in packages of three rolls of 12 tablets, with the lot code HA7H and the NPN number 01970240. The expiry date is August 2027. 

Tums is an antacid that relieves indigestion and heartburn caused by too much acid in the stomach. It is intended for adult use.

What you should do

You should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact your doctor if you have used it and have health concerns.

To dispose of the recalled product, consult your municipal or regional guidelines on how to dispose of chemicals and other hazardous waste. Alternatively, you can return it to your local pharmacy. 

Contact GSK Consumer Healthcare (doing business as Haleon) by calling 1-888-788-8181 or emailing, if you have questions about this recall.

You can report any health product adverse events or complaints to Health Canada.