Press Releases


Jan 7, 2011

TORONTO, Jan. 7 /CNW/ - Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix is voluntarily recalling Life Brand Alcohol Swabs as a precautionary measure due to a potential microbial contamination. 

The manufacturer has become aware of one incident of a non-life threatening skin infection.  While the reported incident was associated with a non-Life Brand product, as a precautionary measure customers are asked to immediately discontinue use of Life Brand Alcohol Swabs and return them to their local Shoppers Drug Mart store for a refund.

Products affected by this voluntary recall are Life Brand Alcohol Swabs (200 pack, product number 057800160441) and Life Brand Alcohol Swabs (100 pack, product number 057800060147).

About Shoppers Drug Mart
Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation is one of the most recognized and trusted names in Canadian retailing. The Company is the licensor of full-service retail drug stores operating under the name Shoppers Drug Mart (Pharmaprix in Québec).  With more than 1,181 Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores operating in prime locations in each province and two territories, the Company is one of the most convenient retailers in Canada.  The Company also licenses or owns more than 58 medical clinic pharmacies operating under the name Shoppers Simply Pharmacy (Pharmaprix Simplement Santé in Québec) and eight luxury beauty destinations operating as Murale.  As well, the Company also owns and operates 63 Shoppers Home Health Care stores, making it the largest Canadian retailer of home health care products and services.  In addition to its retail store network, the Company owns Shoppers Drug Mart Specialty Health Network Inc., a provider of specialty drug distribution, pharmacy and comprehensive patient support services, and MediSystem Technologies Inc., a provider of pharmaceutical products and services to long-term care facilities in Ontario and Alberta.

For further information:

Lisa Gibson
Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix