About 898,000 children's pain and fever concentrated drops have been recalled due to failure to meet child-resistant closure requirements.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., of Aquebogue, New York, has recalled about 898,000 children's pain and fever concentrated drops. This over-the-counter medicine contains acetaminophen which calls for child-resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. Although the original bottle has child-resistant packaging, a separate dropper unit provided for dispensing the drug to children does not. When in use, a child can access the medicine, posing serious health problems or death if more than the recommended dosage is consumed. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Do Own This Product?
The recall involves Rugby Children's Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops (Acetaminophen Drops) in a 1/2-fluid ounce (15 ml) bottle size. The UPC code 305361936723 can be found with the bar code at the bottom of the box. The affected lot numbers are: 09002, 09379, 10272, 10368, 10487, 09131, 09394, 10273, 10406, 11058, 09215, 10154, 10366, and 10433. The lot numbers can be found stamped into the bottom of the carton with the expiration date and above the label on the bottle printed in black. The medication sold at drug stores, grocery stores and other retailers nationwide between January 2009 and June 2011 for about $4.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should immediately store this product with the child-resistant closure in place and keep it out of the reach of children. To arrange for a free replacement dropper, contact Altaire Pharmaceuticals at (800) 258-2471 9 AM to 5 PM EST, Monday through Friday. For additional information, contact Rugby Laboratories at (800) 645-2158 between 9 AM and 5 PM EST, Monday through Friday.