Ton Shen Health Recalls “DHZC-2 Tablet” Due To Lead Contamination Concerns

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Posted: August 13, 2016


Ton Shen Health’s DHZ-2 Tablets

Product Recalled: Tablets Contain Unsafe Lead Levels

The U.S. Food and Drug administration announced that Ton Shen Health of Chicago, IL, has recalled its “DHZC-2” Tablets because they have the potential to be contaminated with unsafe lead levels, a naturally occurring element that can affect multiple body system and which is particularly harmful to young children.

The FDA noticed the potential for contamination in higher level of lead presence in DHZC-2 samples. As a result of these findings the sale of the DHZC-2 has been suspended and inventory put on hold while FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem.

According to the company, the recalled “DHZC-2” tablets were mostly sold locally in Chicago area in retails stores however the product was distributed to other states through mail orders.

The product comes in a 1.6 ounce, white plastic package marked with lot # 2163-844 on the bottom. UPC: 616042102727

As of this date, one illness has been reported in connection with this problem.

Consumers that purchased DHZC-2 tablets should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-312-842-2775 central standard time, Monday to Friday, from 9:30AM to 5:00PM.


Lead poisoning can happen if a person is exposed to unsafe lead levels over short period of time.

According to the Mayo Clinic the signs and symptoms of lead poisoning in children may include:

  • Developmental delay
  • Learning difficulties
  • Irritability
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Sluggishness and fatigue
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Hearing loss

Babies who are exposed to lead before birth may experience:

  • Learning difficulties
  • Slowed growth

Although children are primarily at risk, lead poisoning is also dangerous for adults. Signs and symptoms in adults may include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Joint pains
  • Muscle pain
  • Declines in mental functioning
  • Pain, numbness or tingling of the extremities
  • Headache
  • Memory loss
  • Mood disorders
  • Reduced sperm count, abnormal sperm
  • Miscarriage or premature birth in pregnant women