The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) posted details on its website on January 19, explaining that Apotex initiated the recall as a precautionary measure over concerns the pills pose a threat to patients.
The TGA wrote, “There has been one report of a small piece of white plastic likely from a cable/zip tie being embedded in a tablet from this batch. The plastic may or may not be visible, as it could be completely embedded in the tablet.
“If a small piece of plastic is swallowed with the tablet there is a small risk of choking or perforation of the gastrointestinal tract. The plastic is not toxic or carcinogenic.”