Voluntary recall notices

The voluntary recall of registered agvet chemical products may be proposed or undertaken by a manufacturer or supplier at any time for a variety of reasons. A voluntary recall should be considered as a risk mitigation activity. It may occur in response to an identified manufacturing quality or other issue related to specific batches of a chemical product.

The APVMA is now publishing details of voluntary recall notifications it receives, details of notifications will be shown below.

Hills Pet Nutrition Pty Ltd

March 2019

Hill’s Pet Nutrition has commenced a voluntary recall of some canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.

An excess of dietary Vitamin D can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction. Dogs may exhibit clinical symptoms including vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss.

The affected canned dog foods were distributed through retail pet stores, veterinary clinics and e-retailers nationwide in Australia. No dry foods, cat foods, or treats are suspected to be affected.

Anyone who purchased the product with the specific lot/date codes listed on the Hills Recall Website should discontinue feeding and dispose of those products immediately. Pet owners of dogs who have consumed any of the products listed and are exhibiting any of clinical signs should contact their veterinarian and notify the recall helpline below.

For further information, please contact Hill’s Pet Nutrition Pty Ltd. at 1800 679 932 Monday–Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (AEST) or at HillshelplineANZ@hillspet.com.

Adama Australia Pty Ltd

February 2019

Adama Australia Pty Ltd commenced a voluntary recall of the registered chemical product listed below:

  • Adama Gibberellic Acid Growth Regulant 1L Pack Size – Batch number: 47853/1 (APVMA 46740) Manufactured October 2017.

This voluntary recall is being conducted due to the wrong product being added to some 1L containers labelled as Adama Gibberellic Acid Growth Regulant. This incorrect product is phytotoxic to some target species.

Distributors have been directly approached to return the affected units. Any other persons who are in possession of product from this batch should contact Adama Australia at 18004ADAMA@adama.com or by telephone on 1800 4 ADAMA (23262) or facsimile on 1800 810 485.

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Australia Pty Ltd

December 2018

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Australia Pty Ltd commenced a voluntary recall of the registered chemical product listed below:

  • NexGard Spectra Chewables for Dogs 15.1–30kg – Batch number: AA1750/18 (APVMA 81012); 3 packs supplied to wholesalers between 7–12 December 2018.

This voluntary recall is being conducted due to NexGard Spectra Chewables for Dogs 15.1–30kg 3 pack, containing a blister pack of 6 individually packaged chewable doses, rather than three (3) as specified on the package.

Wholesalers are being directly approached to return the identified units.

People in possession of the affected product should contact Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Australia Pty Ltd at customerservices.australia@boehringer-ingelheim.com or by telephone on 1800 251 587 or facsimile on 1800 802 212.

Redox Pty Ltd

November 2018

Redox Pty Ltd commenced a voluntary recall of the veterinary chemical product listed below:

  • Redox Formalin for the Control of Footrot in Sheep.
  • Active constituent 400g/L formaldehyde.
  • Pack Sizes 20ltrs and 200ltrs.

This voluntary recall is being conducted because this product bears an unapproved label.

Further information on the recall can be obtained from Redox Pty Ltd at https://redox.com/news/recall-of-redox-formalin-for-the-control-of-footrot-in-sheep/.

APVMA instructions for dealing with the product

If you have stocks of the product Redox Formalin for the control of Footrot in Sheep containing 400g/L formaldehyde bearing this label—front (PDF,123kb), back (PDF, 38kb)—you may continue to use the product safely and effectively.

All use must follow the label directions for the control of footrot in sheep, the instructions in permit PER83525 for the use of the product in aquaculture, or the instructions in permit PER10594 for use as a disinfectant for specific quarantine purposes.

If your product doesn’t have the current label—front (PDF,123kb), back (PDF, 38kb)—you should follow the instructions of the voluntary recall issued by Redox Pty Ltd.

Bayer Australia Limited Animal Health

November 2018

Bayer Australia Limited commenced a voluntary recall of the registered chemical product listed below:

  • Tilmax 250 Tilmicosin Phosphate Aqueous Concentrate/64769 – Batch V14473

This voluntary recall is being conducted due to an observation of an out-of-specification pH after 6 months storage. As the stability of the product at the pH observed has not been established, the specific batch affected by the out-of-specification finding is being recalled. People in possession of affected product should direct any questions they may have regarding the voluntary recall to Bayer Australia Limited.

FMC Australasia Pty Ltd

October 2018

FMC Australasia Pty Ltd commenced a voluntary recall of the registered chemical product listed below:

  • Cyren 500 WP Insecticide 5 kg (51513) Batches 48237, 48238, 48239, 48817, 48818, 48819, 48820, 48821—manufactured in 2017 and 2018

This voluntary recall is being conducted due to the mislabelling of premeasure packs. FMC Australasia Pty Ltd has assessed that there is no quality nor safety impact on the product. As a precaution, batches of the affected products are being recalled. People in possession of affected product should direct any questions they may have regarding the voluntary recall to FMC Australasia Pty Ltd.

Arysta LifeScience Australia Pty Ltd

September 2018

Arysta LifeScience Australia Pty Ltd commenced a voluntary recall of the registered chemical product below:

  • Tokuthion Insecticide Spray (33087)

This voluntary recall is being conducted as the APVMA has cancelled the product's use in table grapes and the product is being recalled for label amendments. People in possession of the product concerned should direct any questions they may have regarding the voluntary recall to Arysta LifeScience Australia Pty Ltd.

Virbac Australia Pty Ltd

August 2018

Virbac Australia Pty Ltd commenced a voluntary recall of the registered chemical product listed below:

Oralject Clair Gel Oral Bronchodilating Agent For Horses, APVMA Approval No: 38803, Pack size: 230 mL
Batch numbers of affected product:

  • 55910V1 / Date of Manufacture 5 Sept 2016
  • 56093V1 / Date of Manufacture 12 Oct 2016
  • 57152V1 / Date of Manufacture 15 May 2017
  • 57606V1 / Date of Manufacture 10 Aug 2017
  • 58448V1 / Date of Manufacture 22 Mar 2018

This voluntary recall is being conducted as Virbac Australia Pty Ltd have assessed that the product may not meet specification. Virbac Austraila Pty Ltd has assessed that there are no safety or trade issues. As a precaution, batches of the product released for sale between September 2016 and March 2018 are being recalled. People in possession of the product concerned should direct any questions they may have regarding the voluntary recall to Virbac Australia Pty Ltd.

Elanco Australasia Pty Ltd

August 2018

Elanco Australasia Pty Ltd commenced a voluntary recall of the registered chemical products listed below:

  • Purina Total Care Flea Knockdown For Cats, Puppies and Small Dogs, APVMA Approval No: 68565, 3 tablet pack
    Batch numbers of affected product / dates available for sale: 8078A102P2, 8078A102P1, 8066A102P1, 8031A102P1,8030A102P1,8016A102P1,7352A102P1,7348A102P2
  • Purina Total Care Flea Knockdown For Medium and Large Dogs, APVMA Approval No: 68566, 3 tablet pack
    Batch numbers of affected product / dates available for sale: 8071A102P1,8051A102P1,8046A102P1,7345A102P1,7341A102P1

This voluntary recall is being conducted as Elanco Australasia Pty Ltd has become aware that an ‘oversticker’ on the product containers covers the active constituent statement “Each tablet contains… NITENPYRAM”. Elanco Australasia Pty Ltd has assessed that there is no quality nor safety impact on the product. As a precaution, batches of the affected products are being recalled. People in possession of affected product should direct any questions they may have regarding the voluntary recall to Elanco Australasia Pty Ltd.

Apex Laboratories Pty Ltd

June 2018

Apex Laboratories Pty Ltd commenced a voluntary recall of the registered chemical products listed below:

  • Apex PMP Ear Suspension for Dogs and Cats 15mL, 30mL (61892), Batch numbers
    7B27, 7B26, 7E09, 7E08, 7G04, 7G21, 7J12, 7K18, 7L20, 7L19, 8A12 & 8C23
  • Apex Meloxicam Oral Suspension for Dogs 15mL, 50mL, 100mL (63637), Batch numbers 7B10, 7B097C38, 7C37, 7D21, 7D20, 7D24, 7F13, 7H12, 7K07, 7K06, 7L22, 7L23, 8B20, 8B29, 8D26 & 8D27

This voluntary recall is being conducted due to the net contents of the above products, which were released for sale in 2017 and 2018, being less than the stated label contents. People in possession of the products concerned should direct any questions they may have regarding the voluntary recall to Apex Laboratories Pty Ltd.

Gesaprim Granules Herbicide

May 2018

Syngenta Australia Pty Ltd commenced a voluntary recall of the registered chemical product listed below:

  • Gesaprim Granules Herbicide 10 kg (61892) Batches GBL7F08, GBL7F09 and GBL7F11—manufactured June 2017

This voluntary recall is being conducted due to three batches manufactured in June 2017 presenting usability challenges. Syngenta Australia Pty Ltd has assessed that Gesaprim Granules Herbicide used in accordance with the label directions presents no additional risk to crops, humans or the environment. People in possession of the product concerned should direct any questions they may have regarding the voluntary recall to Syngenta Australia Pty Ltd.

Fairgro Fungicide

March 2018

Adama Australia Pty Limited commenced a voluntary recall of the chemical product listed below:

  • Fairgro Fungicide (56406) - 10 Litre – Batch: ADA8A35449

This voluntary recall is being conducted due to a batch manufactured during January and February 2018 presenting usability challenges. Adama Australia Pty Limited has assessed that Fairgro Fungicide used in accordance with the label directions presents no additional risk to crops, humans or the environment. People in possession of the product concerned should direct any questions they may have regarding the voluntary recall to Adama Australia Pty Limited.

Tupersan WP Turf Herbicide

January 2018

Amgrow Australia Pty Ltd commenced a voluntary recall of the registered chemical product below: 

  • Tupersan WP Turf Herbicide (53714) Batch 34251 - manufactured 04/17

This voluntary recall is being conducted purely as a precautionary measure as a previous batch of the product Batch 34068 was suspected of being contaminated and causing phytotoxicity.  People in possession of the product concerned should direct any questions they may have regarding the voluntary recall to Amgrow Australia Pty Ltd.

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