Recall Roundup: Diabetes and Menopause Drugs, Mislabeled Liquor, and More


At Recall Informer, we are dedicated to bringing you the latest breaking news about recalls that affect you and your family. Here are some of the top stories you need to know today.

Update on Diabetes Drug Recall

We promised to keep you updated as the recall of diabetes drug metformin continues. As predicted, more companies are pulling their version of the drug.

Currently, Apotex Corp, Marksans Pharma Limited, and Teva Pharmaceuticals are recalling their extended-release tablets of metformin. The dosages include 500 mg and 700 mg. These products come in 100-1000 count bottles.

An independent testing lab determined that metformin from multiple manufacturers contains potentially harmful levels of NDMA. This substance can cause cancer.

Pfizer Recalls Menopause Drug Duavee

Pfizer is admitting a major mistake as they pull 2 batches Duavee from the shelves. The drug (marketed at Duavive in the UK) is used to treat symptoms of menopause. However, Pfizer announced that certain lots of their product are defective.

The issue? The foil laminate pouch containing the drug does not seal correctly. This can allow oxygen into the product. Even though we need oxygen to breathe, it can have harmful effects on many other elements and compounds. Pfizer’s labs found that these lots of Duavee could have less of the active ingredient because of oxygen dissolute.

Aussie Company Accidentally Sells Hand Sanitizer Instead of Gin

Imagine mixing yourself a refreshing gin and tonic… only to take a sip of hand sanitizer instead! That’s what happened to certain customers of Australian distillery Apollo Bay.

Certain bottles of their SS Casino Dry Gin actually contained hand sanitizer instead of gin. The distillery, like many others during the coronavirus pandemic, began producing hand sanitizer along with booze. The sanitizer contains alcohol as well as hydrogen peroxide.

“The bottles were incorrectly labeled and had no seal,” the spokesperson said. “We understand they are not toxic.” They probably didn’t taste very good, though!

Massive Honda Recall for Faulty Fuel Pumps in the Works

Another day, another auto recall. This one comes from Honda, which is expanding a previous recall for faulty fuel pumps.

Here’s a complete breakdown of the affected vehicles:

  • 2018-2019 Acura NSX: 146
  • 2019 Acura RDX: 34,405
  • 2019 RLX: 124
  • 2019 RLX Sport Hybrid: 206
  • 2018-2019 Honda Accord: 11,227
  • 2018-2019 Civic Hatchback: 24,235
  • 2018-2019 Civic Type R: 1,785
  • 2018-2019 HR-V: 39,676
  • 2019-2020 Insight: 14,959
  • 2019 Fit: 9,294

If your vehicle is part of the recall, you will get a notice from Honda soon. You’ll have to make an appointment at your local dealership to have the entire fuel pump assembly replaced.