Warning about unidentified capsules in bottle of children's "Flintstones Plus Iron" multivitamins

Health Canada has issued a warning after unidentified capsules were found in a returned bottle of children's "Flintstones Plus Iron" multivitamins instead of the multicoloured chewable tablets.

Health Canada said the opened bottle with the safety seal removed was returned to a Pharmaprix in Longueuil last month.

The federal health agency said it was notified by the company, Bayer Inc. and both of them are aware of only one incident involving this product.

Health Canada said Bayer told them it has completed an investigation and has concluded that the unidentified capsules found in the bottle were not due to an issue at the Bayer manufacturing site. The investigation also concluded that the unidentified capsules are not a product manufactured or sold by Bayer. 

Health Canada said the health risks of consuming the unidentified capsules are not known and is testing the unidentified capsules.

Health Canada said consumers who have bought or used "Flintstones Plus Iron" multivitamins (NPN 02247995) should:

  • Inspect the bottle to be sure the bottle contains the proper chewable tablets before giving to a child. In general, check any health product before consuming it to make sure it appears as expected. If in doubt, check with a pharmacist.
  • Check product packaging before buying to make sure they have not been opened, torn, damaged or otherwise tampered with. 
  • Consult with your health care professional if your child has consumed unidentified capsules and has health concerns. 
  • Contact Bayer Inc. with any concerns about this product by calling toll-free at 1-800-714-4449. 
  • Report adverse events to health products to Health Canada by calling toll-free at 1-866-234-2345, or by reporting online, by mail or by fax. 
  • Report complaints about health products to Health Canada by calling toll-free at 1-800-267-9675, or complete an online complaint form.