Recalls & Alerts Published by NAFDAC

The Agency has been notified of the recall of four batches of Cinnarizine Tablet 25mg by the manufacturer, Industrial Fermaceutica Nova Argentia Spa, Italy. The recall is as a result of received complaints about black spots found on certain Cinnarizine tablets. The black spots were suspected to be foreign matter including plastic fragments and lubricant. The Italian manufacturer decided to recall four affected batches from the market after preliminary investigation.

Cinnarizine is an over-the-counter medication used in the treatment of motion sickness, nausea and vomiting.

Product details

  • Manufacturer: Industrial Fermaceutica Nova Argentia Spa, Italy.
  • Drug name: Cinnarizine tablets 25mg
  • Registration number: HK-12005
  • Batch numbers: M40594/1, M40594/2, 150282/1 and 150282/2

Healthcare Provider/Patient’s action

  • Healthcare providers should desist from administering Cinnarizine that fits the above specifications to patients.
  • Report all serious adverse events or side effects related to the use of these drug products to NAFDAC PRASCOR (20543 – Toll free from all network) or via adverse events report forms or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NAFDAC… Safeguarding the health of the Nation!!!

The Agency has been notified of the recall of three (3) cosmetic products by the European Commission (EC). The recall was due to some hazardous undeclared content, Isobutylparaben, Isopropylparaben and aerobic mesophillic bacteria respectively, which does not conform to cosmetic products regulation.

Details of the recalled products are as follows:

Product:   Eye shadow

Brand:      Ponds

Type/No. of model: Unknown

Batch Number/Barcode: F2218PO/6281006422188

Description: Eye shadow (18 different colours)

Country of Origin: Unknown

Product: Hand Cream

Brand: Simply Care

Type/No. of model: Unknown         

Batch Number/Barcode: 5997788115888                                     

Date of validity: 13/07/2016

Description: Hand cream supplied in 100ml tube made of white and

                       orange plastic

Country of Origin: Hungary

    

Product:  Talcum Powder

Brand: Cotton Tree

Name: 1. Talcum Powder Scented Rose

              2. Talcum Powder Cool Breeze

Type/No. of model: Unknown

Batch Number:   5050375087597153, 5050375087538

Barcode: 03/204

Manufactured date: 05/2014    

Description:  Talcum powder with two different scents, supplied in a 368g blue or pink plastic pack with rotatable perforated dispenser cap and peel-off adhesive cover.           

        

NAFDAC implores importers and consumers to discontinue the purchase and use of these products.

All outlets with these products are also advised to immediately stop sale or distribution and submit products to the nearest NAFDAC office for appropriate action.

 All adverse events related to use of these products should be reported to NAFDAC PRASCOR (20543-Toll free from all networks) or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NAFDAC…..Safeguarding the health of the Nation!!!

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has been informed that the government of the Chinese autonomous region of Hong Kong, on the 5th of April, 2016, suspended the importation of vaccines from companies based in mainland China that were accused of the sale of contaminated vaccines. The affected vaccines, meant for the prevention of polio, rabies, chickenpox, mumps, hepatitis B, encephalitis and meningococcal diseases were manufactured by the following pharmaceutical companies:

  • Shandong Zhaoxin Biotech
  • Hebei Weifang Biological Product Supply Centre  
  • Heibei Pharmaceutical Company
  • Heibei CDC Biological Products
  • Cao Xiufen
  • Beijing Huaxia Dezhong Biological Technology

The China Food and Drug Administration, in its intervention have revoked the manufacturing licenses of the above listed companies.

NAFDAC implores importers to ensure that they do not import vaccines from the above listed companies. All outlets with products from these companies should immediately stop sale or distribution and submit products to the nearest NAFDAC office for appropriate action.

NAFDAC implores the general public to desist from using vaccines from the above mentioned companies.

NAFDAC…..Safeguarding the health of the Nation!!!

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