Recall notices

The APVMA may issue recall notices under the Agvet Code. This is a step we may take where we consider there is a need for our intervention based on risk, noncompliance with Agvet legislation or an absence of responsible product stewardship.

In addition to our responsibility to publish details of an APVMA-initiated recall in the Gazette, we also publish details of all APVMA- and manufacturer-initiated recall notices on this page.

When a company announces a recall, market withdrawal, or safety alert, the APVMA posts the company's announcement as a public service. APVMA does not endorse either the product or the company.

2019

2018

2017

Crop Smart Pty Ltd

May 2019

The APVMA has required Crop Smart Pty Ltd to recall 72 Intermediate Bulk Containers (“IBCs’) of approximately 1,000 litres volume, and most or all of which were or are now labelled or identified by one or more of the following descriptions:

  • Smart Triallate 500 EC Herbicide, or
  • Tri-allate tech 93 per cent, or
  • Tri-allate tech 95 per cent, or
  • Batch: 2019ES0312—Nongwa AgroChem Co., Limited, or
  • Batch: 2019ES0312—CAC Nantong Chemical Company Ltd, or
  • Batches: 20190105, 20190107, 20190109, 20190112, 20190115—Jianngsu Aolunda High-Tech Industry Co., Ltd, or
  • Batches: 20190105, 20190107, 20190109, 20190112, 20190115—Lianyungang Neutech Chemicals Co. Ltd., or
  • Batch: 10110112 (1-72)—Crop Smart Pty Ltd.

On 2 May 2019, the APVMA issued a recall notice to Crop Smart Pty Ltd (the Supplier) under section 102 of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code (Agvet Code) scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994. The notice was issued on the grounds that it appears to the APVMA that the constituents of the stocks and batches of the product differ by more than the prescribed extent from the constituents of the registered chemical product Smart Tri-allate 500 EC Herbicide as recorded in the Register.

The Supplier was required to undertake a number of steps as directed in the notice printed in the Gazette.

Persons in possession of the product should direct any questions or concerns to the Supplier in the first instance.

Supplier details:
Crop Smart Pty Ltd
2409/4 Daydream Street
WARRIEWOOD NSW 2102
Phone: 1300 783 481 Fax: 1300 783 491 Email: admin@cropsmart.com.au

 

Hills Pet Nutrition Pty Ltd

March 2019

Hill’s Pet Nutrition has commenced a 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 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 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 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 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 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 recall is being conducted because this product bears an unapproved label.

Further information on the recall can be obtained from Redox Pty Ltd.

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 recall issued by Redox Pty Ltd.

 

Bayer Australia Limited Animal Health

November 2018

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

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

This 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 recall to Bayer Australia Limited.

 

FMC Australasia Pty Ltd

October 2018

FMC Australasia Pty Ltd commenced a 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 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 recall to FMC Australasia Pty Ltd.

 

Arysta LifeScience Australia Pty Ltd

September 2018

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

  • Tokuthion Insecticide Spray (33087)

This 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 recall to Arysta LifeScience Australia Pty Ltd.

 

Virbac Australia Pty Ltd

August 2018

Virbac Australia Pty Ltd commenced a 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 recall is being conducted as Virbac Australia Pty Ltd have assessed that the product may not meet specification. Virbac Australia 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 recall to Virbac Australia Pty Ltd.

 

Elanco Australasia Pty Ltd

August 2018

Elanco Australasia Pty Ltd commenced a 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 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 recall to Elanco Australasia Pty Ltd.


Apex Laboratories Pty Ltd

June 2018

Apex Laboratories Pty Ltd commenced a 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 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 recall to Apex Laboratories Pty Ltd.

 

Gesaprim Granules Herbicide

May 2018

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

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

This 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 recall to Syngenta Australia Pty Ltd.

 

Fairgro Fungicide

March 2018

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

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

This 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 recall to Adama Australia Pty Limited.

 

Tupersan WP Turf Herbicide

January 2018

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

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

This 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 recall to Amgrow Australia Pty Ltd.

 

Rust-Oleum Australia Pty Ltd

December 2017

The APVMA has required Rust-Oleum Australia Pty Ltd to recall the chemical product listed below.

  • Zinsser Mould Stop Primer (1 litre, 3.78 litre and 10 litre containers)—‘the product’

The recall is being conducted as the product is not registered with the APVMA.

The APVMA first contacted Rust-Oleum Australia Pty Ltd regarding this unregistered agricultural chemical product in July 2016.

On 10 October 2016, the APVMA issued a notice under section 101 of the Agvet Code that required Rust-Oleum Australia Pty Ltd to stop supply and recall the product at the retail level.

On 17 October 2016, the APVMA was notified by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) that Rust-Oleum Australia Pty Ltd had appealed the APVMA’s decision. The AAT placed a stay on the APVMA’s decision and the product subsequently remained in the marketplace.

In March 2017, following an interlocutory stay hearing, the AAT lifted its stay on the requirement for Rust-Oleum Australia Pty Ltd to stop further supply of the product to the marketplace, but retained its stay on the requirement for Rust-Oleum Australia Pty Ltd to recall the product from retailers.

The Appeal hearing took place at the AAT in Melbourne on 18 April 2017.

On 10 November 2017, the AAT handed down its final decision. The AAT affirmed the APVMA’s decision of 10 October 2016 to issue Rust-Oleum Australia Pty Ltd with a notice under section 101 of the Agvet Code.

On 21 November 2017, the APVMA wrote to Rust-Oleum Australia Pty Ltd setting out requirements under the notice issued 10 October 2016, with effect from 5 December 2017.

Further information regarding the recall notice can be found in the APVMA Gazette (No.24) 28 November 2017.

People in possession of the product should direct any questions and/or concerns they may have regarding the recall to Rust-Oleum Australia Pty Ltd.

 

Sumitomo Chemical Australia Pty Ltd

December 2017

Sumitomo Chemical Australia Pty Ltd commenced a recall of the chemical product listed below:

  • Motac 500 SC Fungicide (66094)—20 Litre batches manufactured prior to August 2017.

This recall is being conducted due to product manufactured before August 2017 presenting usability challenges. Sumitomo Chemical Australia Pty Ltd has assessed that Motac used in accordance with the label directions presents no additional risk to crops, humans or environment. People in possession of the product concerned should direct any questions they may have regarding the recall to Sumitomo Chemical Australia Pty Ltd.

 

Nufarm Australia Limited

December 2017

Nufarm Australia Limited commenced a recall of the chemical product listed below:

  • Nufarm Spin Flo Systemic Fungicide (59815) – 20 Litre batches manufactured prior to August 2017.

This recall is being conducted due to product manufactured before August 2017 presenting usability challenges. Nufarm Australia Limited has assessed that Spin Flo used in accordance with label directions presents no change to crop or personal risk. People in possession of the product concerned should direct any questions they may have regarding the recall to Nufarm Australia Limited.

 

Resene Paints (Australia) Limited

November 2017

Resene Paints (Australia) Limited commenced a recall of the chemical product listed below:

  • Pettit Marine Paint Vivid Antifouling Paint – 4 Litre, Batch number: Red – 100260G17.

This product is made in two different shades of red in NZ, one of which is registered for supply in Australia. This recall is being conducted due to the detection of the incorrect shade of red in the above batch of cans distributed in Australia. Any questions regarding the recall may be directed to Resene Paints (Australia) Limited.

 

Merial Australia Pty Ltd

November 2017

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

  • NexGard Spectra Chewables for Dogs 2 – 3.5 kg (81008) labelled as Batch: AA1266/17, Expiry: 04/2020.

This recall is being conducted due to detection of a 6 Pack of Chewables for Dogs 30.1–60 kg inside a pack of the affected product. As there may be a potential risk to overdosing from administering the 30.1–60 kg product to a dog weighing 2–3.5 kg, Merial Australia Pty Ltd is instituting a recall purely as a precautionary measure. People in possession of the product concerned should direct any questions they may have regarding the recall to Merial Australia Pty Ltd.

 

Norbrook Laboratories Australia

October 2017

Norbrook Laboratories Australia commenced a recall of the registered chemical product listed below:

  • Loxicom 5mg/mL (62882), Batch 6094-94A only.

This recall is being conducted due to the pH of a sample of the product not meeting specification. As there may be a very low potential risk to the safety/efficacy of the product, Norbrook Laboratories Australia is instituting a recall purely as a precautionary measure. People in possession of the product concerned should direct any questions they may have regarding the recall to Norbrook Laboratories Australia.

 

Boehringer Ingelheim Pty Ltd

August 2017

Boehringer Ingelheim Pty Limited commenced a recall of the registered chemical product listed below:

  • Metacam 20MG/ML Solution for Injection (54061).

This recall is being conducted due to detection of leakage in one vial of batch K21002-06. As there may be a potential risk to the sterility of the product, Boehringer Ingelheim is instituting a recall purely as a precautionary measure. People in possession of the product concerned should direct any questions they may have regarding the recall to Boehringer Ingelheim Pty Limited.

 

Ceva Animal Health Pty Ltd

August 2017

Ceva Animal Health Pty Ltd commenced a recall of the recently deregistered chemical product listed below:

  • Enzyplex Enzyme Complex for Dogs (37556).

This recall is being conducted due to the completion of the phase-out period for the registration of the product. People in possession of the product should direct any questions they may have regarding the recall to Ceva Animal Health Pty Ltd.

 

4Farmers Australia Pty Ltd

July 2017

4Farmers Australia Pty Ltd commenced a recall of the registered chemical product listed below:

  • 4Farmers Clopyralid 300 Selective Herbicide (55985).

This recall is being conducted due to one batch (17017/2) suspected of causing crop damage. People in possession of the product concerned should direct any questions they may have regarding the recall to 4Farmers Australia Pty Ltd.

 

Le Vet Beheer B.V. 

July 2017

Le Vet Beheer B. V. commenced a recall of the registered chemical product listed below:

  • Clavubactin L 625 MG Broad Spectrum Antibiotic Tablets (59957).

This recall is being conducted due to the mislabeling of one batch (17A15) of product. People in possession of the product concerned should direct any questions they may have regarding the recall to Bayer Australia Ltd (Animal Health)

 

Bayer Australia Ltd (Animal Health)

July 2017

Bayer Australia Ltd (Animal Health) commenced a recall of the registered chemical product listed below:

  • E-Mox Pro Broad Spectrum Wormer for Horses (70365).

This recall is being conducted due to two batches (NZ19633 and NZ19757) returning low levels of moxidectin during routine stability testing. People in possession of the product concerned should direct any questions they may have regarding the recall to Bayer Australia Ltd (Animal Health).

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