The ACCC issues a warning about Young Living Essential Oils ComforCleanse Laxatives

Australia’s consumer watchdog has warned consumers to return a laxative, after it found the product was missing a crucial warning for children and women who are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

Described as a laxative to relieve constipation, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) have issued a product recall for Young Living Essential Oils’ ComforCleanse.

The product claims to be a “high-potency herbal formula that supports normal colon and digestive function.”

However, the report said the packaging did not include “mandatory wording of the required label warnings” for the ingredient fennel, which is also known by its scientific name, Foeniculum vulgate.

The notice states that all products with an expiration date of March 29, 2023 or bottles bearing the identification numbers: “Lot 15500101” must be returned to Young Living for a refund.

The product is currently marked as “not available for purchase” in their online store.

The TGA also states that Young Living will be contacting customers in its database with recall information and that the products in the warehouse have been separated and relabeled.

Known for selling essential oils and alternative remedies, Young Living is a multimedia marketing company that originated in Utah, USA.

While customers can purchase the products through their online store, they are known for their “Brand Partner” program.

In July 2022, the US Food and Drug Association (FDA) issued a warning to its US arm after finding that brand partners were making medicinal claims with their essential oils.

Some Young Living members said that lemon essential oil has been shown to be “as effective as chanca piedra pills in breaking up kidney stones,” as well as claiming that frankincense essential oil could help with arthritis and asthma.

Addressing the FDA’s warning letter, Young Living said partners who made these statements were against their “policies and procedures.”

“Young Living takes FDA complaints very seriously, and in the event of a complaint, our Conduct Success team follows a three-step enforcement approach with brand partners in which we educate, warn and , if the appropriate warnings are not followed, then the account will be terminated,” the statement said.

Originally published as Popular Laxative Drug Recall on Health Fears

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