(CNN) – Do not use water-based products from King Bio Inc., the US Food and Drug Administration warned this week.
"These products can pose a safety hazard for humans (especially infants, children, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems), as well as pets due to the high level of microbial contamination that has been identified in the manufacturing facility," the agency said.
The warning was issued when the company expanded a recall of these products as Dr. King's termed. These include symptoms such as ear infections, cough, chickenpox, cold sores, warts, barley grains, swollen glands, snoring and trembling, appetite suppressants, attention and learning enhancers and detoxification of the body. Also included are pet products for urinary incontinence, anxiety, allergies, muscle and joint arthritis and digestive aid.
A list of hundreds of products is posted online with a message from company founder Franklin King.
"While there there were no reports of illness or injury due to any of our products, we decided to give the recall out of a lot of caution," the statement said.
According to the FDA, King Bio announced that "several microbial contaminants have been found in its products, including Burkholderia multivorans, a bacterial strain called Burkholderia cepacia complex (BCC) that can cause disease in people with compromised immune systems and those that cause disease FDA inspection evidence pointed to a recurrent microbial contamination related to the water system used to manufacture drugs. "
The agency said that samples collected during a recent FDA inspection will be tested and analyzed.
At first, King Bio recalled three products July 20, after the company identified a microbial contamination. On August 22, the recall was extended to 32 products.
This week, the recall was again extended to all water-based or water-based products.
All products are homeopathic or complementary Therefore, they are not regulated by the FDA and do not need to meet the standards to make sure they are safe and effective.
"These unauthorized medicines can cause significant or even irreparable harm if poorly made, which can lead to contamination. Drugs that are not adequately tested or given to patients," states an FDA statement.
"Products that are labeled as homeopathic may contain a variety of substances, including ingredients of plant, healthy or diseased animal or human origin. These products are often marketed as a natural, safe and effective alternative to approved prescription and non-prescription products are sold online and in large retail stores. "
Any Anyone who has one of the recalled products should contact the company. These medicines should not be sold or consumed.
Anyone experiencing an adverse event from any of these products should report it to the FDA.
This is not the first problem for King Bio this year, according to the FDA, which has issued a warning letter to the company in January the illegal marketing of products for the "prevention, cure or treatment of opiate addiction". The product in question is not authorized for this use.