Children’s Acetaminophen Recalled Over Faulty Child-Resistant Closure

A massive recall of about 898,000 packages of Children’s Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops are being recalled over faulty child-resistant closures, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced.

This over-the-counter (OTC) 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.

To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported in connection with this recall.

The recall involves Rugby Children’s Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops (Acetaminophen Drops) in a 1/2 fl. oz. (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 defective Children’s Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops were manufactured in the United States; manufactured by Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., of Aquebogue, New York; distributed by Rugby Laboratories, Inc., of Duluth, Georgia; and sold at drug stores, grocery stores, and other retailers nationwide between January 2009 and June 2011 for about $4.
The CPSC is advising consumers to 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, toll-free, at 1.800. 258.2471 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time (ET), Monday through Friday. For additional information, Rugby Laboratories can be reached, also toll-free, at 1.800.645.2158 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday.

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