Recall: Bottles with cracked caps containing Temodar (Temozolomide) and Temozolomide (generic) capsules
On 2015-08-18, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Bottles with cracked caps containing Temodar (Temozolomide) and Temozolomide (generic) capsules due to a potential hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2013.
About 300,000 units are involved in this Merck Sharp & Dohme medication bottles recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This is the 1st recall of products in the Medication category in 2015.
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What is the problem?
The bottle cap can be cracked which can cause the child-resistant closure to become ineffective to young children who can gain unintended access to the capsules, posing a risk of poisoning.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall to replace involves bottle caps for Temodar and Temozolomide (generic) capsules, an oral chemotherapy drug. The capsules were distributed in 5- and 14-count brown glass bottles that have white plastic child-resistant caps. A white label affixed to the bottle has the word "Temozolomide" printed in black lettering.
These items were sold new+ at Clinics and pharmacies nationwide as a prescribed medicine from July 2013 to August 2015. The container was included in the cost of the medication which is based on quantities prescribed, health insurance terms and other factors.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately inspect their bottle caps for cracks. If a crack is found, consumers should contact Merck for a replacement cap. As with all drug products, the bottles should be stored up high, out of sight and reach of young children. Consumers may continue to use the drug as directed.
Merck Information Center at 800-943-8069 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.merck.com and click on "Important Temodar Information" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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