December 18, 2009: Vicks Dayquil Cold & Flu Recall - Packaging Not Child-Resistant
The US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with The Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, announced a voluntary recall of about 700,000 packages of Vicks Dayquil Cold & Flu 24-Count Bonus Pack Liquicaps.
The cold and flu medicine contains acetaminophen, is not in child-resistant packaging, and lacks the statement, “This Package for Households Without Young Children,” as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. This medicine could cause serious health problems or death to a child if several of the capsules are swallowed. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Consumers should keep this product out of the reach of children. Those who purchased the product with the expectation that it would be in child-resistant packaging can contact Procter & Gamble for a full refund or a replacement coupon. Adult consumers can continue to use the product as directed.
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The recall involves Vicks Dayquil Cold & Flu 24-Count Bonus Pack Liquicaps sold at drug stores, grocery stores, and other retailers nationwide between September 2008 and December 2009 for about $5. The medicine comes in orange packaging with the green Vicks symbol and has the following UPC#: 3 23900 01087 1. It was manufactured in Canada. No other Vick’s product is included in this recall.
Whom to Contact
For additional information, contact Procter & Gamble toll free at (800) 251-3374 between 9 AM and 6 PM EST, Monday through Friday, or visit their website at www.vicks.com.
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