Important Announcement: We are initiating a voluntary recall of Sangobion® Kids 100 ml (Iron + Vitamin B-Complex) in the Philippines. All batches of this product are covered by this voluntary recall.



Sangobion® Kids 100 ml is indicated for the treatment and prevention of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in children, latent insufficiency of iron and vitamin B during the growth period and iron deficiency after loss of blood. It is also used as a supplement during conditions of chronic illnesses and during convalescence.

The voluntary recall is limited to Sangobion® Kids 100 ml sold in the Philippines. Sangobion® Kids sold in other countries is not impacted by this recall. No other Sangobion® product sold in the Philippines or other countries is impacted.

What should I do?

If you have purchased Sangobion® Kids 100 ml in the Philippines, we advise you to discontinue using the product. You may contact P&G Consumer Care at https://sangobion.com.ph/contactus or by scanning the QR code below for guidance on return and refund of the product.

Retailers and pharmacies are requested to stop distribution, sale and use of the product and contact your authorized distributor’s representatives for the return of remaining stocks. Healthcare professionals are also requested to stop distributing sales samples and return remaining stocks to their P&G sales representatives. For any additional questions, you may contact us at 88943955 (Metro Manila) or 1800 1888 8008 (Outside Metro Manila).

Why are you doing a voluntary recall of this product?

We are taking this precautionary measure, in consultation with the Philippine FDA (Food and Drug Administration), upon learning of the potential presence of ethylene glycol above the allowable limits in a raw material. Though the issue only impacted some batches, we are recalling all batches out of an abundance of caution.

What are the risks?

Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our consumers and the quality of our products. The potential presence of ethylene glycol in the product may result in adverse drug reactions. That is why even though our inspections and tests are still on-going, we have decided to proactively recall all batches still in circulation to ensure our consumers only get products that meet P&G’s quality promise.

If your child has consumed the product and experienced adverse reaction including the following: vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, altered mental state, symptoms of acute kidney injury like inability to pass or reduced urine, or lower back pain, or additional symptoms of irritability, lethargy, pale appearance, decreased muscle tone, and loss of appetite in younger kids, please contact the National Poison Management and Control Center at (02) 85241078 and seek urgent medical attention and please report to the FDA: www.fda.gov.ph or at the P&G Consumer Care contacts above.

As one of the leading consumer health companies in the world, P&G will always comply with the law and regulations where our business operates. We continue to work with the FDA, our customers, and consumers in taking the necessary actions on this matter.

P&G sincerely regrets the inconvenience caused to our customers and consumers.

Why Iron is Important for Blood Health

Every living cell, whether plant or animal, contains iron. Iron is an integral part of many proteins and enzymes that maintain good health.

Why Iron is essential for Blood Health

Iron is an essential element for red blood cells production. About 70 percent of your body's iron is found in the red blood cells of your blood called hemoglobin and in muscle cells called myoglobin. A deficiency in iron limits oxygen delivery to cells, resulting in fatigue, poor work performance and decreased immunity.

Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency worldwide. It affects all ages, with children, women who are pregnant or menstruating, and people receiving kidney dialysis among those at highest risk for this condition.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Iron deficiency is estimated to contribute 50% of all cases of anemia. Maintaining the optimal balance of iron within the body is therefore essential to one's health.

REFERENCES:

ASC Reference No. P132P071421SS. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

If symptoms persist, consult your doctor. ASC Reference No.: P170P062921SS