Chinese Herbal Supplement Recalled Due to Elevated Lead Levels

Ton Shen Health is recalling its DHZC-2 tablets because they may be contaminated with elevated levels of lead.

Ton Shen Health is recalling its DHZC-2 tablets because they may be contaminated with elevated levels of lead, which can be harmful to young children.

The recalled Chinese herbal supplements come in a 1.6-oz white plastic package with lot number 2163-844 printed on the bottom. The FDA recognized the potential for lead contamination after finding heightened levels of lead presence in some DHZC-2 samples.

To date, there has been one reported illness linked to this issue, according to Ton Shen Health.

The DHZC-2 tablets were primarily sold in retail shops throughout Chicago, though some products were distributed to other states through mail order. Ton Shen Health said it has suspended all sales of the product and put existing inventory on hold while it and the FDA continue to investigate the source of the problem. Consumers who purchased DHZC-2 tablets are encouraged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Any adverse effects related to recalled DHZC-2 tablets should be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event reporting program.