Recall: First Aid Research Maximum Strength Bacitraycin Plus Ointment with Lidocaine
On 2018-03-07, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding First Aid Research Maximum Strength Bacitraycin Plus Ointment with Lidocaine due to a potential Poisoning hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2014 for about $9.
About 500,000 units are involved in this ointment with lidocaine recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Medication category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The packaging is not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The pain relieving ointment contains lidocaine, posing a risk of poisoning to young children if they put it on their skin or ingest it.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Maximum Strength Bacitraycin Plus Ointment with Lidocaine. The recalled ointment is in a white, one ounce tube with "Bacitraycin Plus" printed on the front in green. Lidocaine is one of the two active ingredients listed on the back of the tube. The tube measures approximately 5 inches long by 1 inch wide. The lot number is printed on the end of the tube. The following lot numbers are included in the recall:
|16001 through 16002|
|404001 through 404002|
|405001 through 405003|
|406001 through 406004|
|407001 through 407002|
|415001 through 415010|
|416001 through 416003|
|417001 through 417004|
These items were sold new+ at BiLo, Food Lion, Giant Foods, Hannaford, Harris Teeter, Kroger, Price Chopper, Rite Aid, Stop & Shop, Tops and Walgreens stores nationwide from January 2014 through November 2017 for about $9.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately place the recalled ointment out of the reach of children and contact United Exchange, the product's importer, for instructions on how to receive a full refund from the place of purchase.
United Exchange, the product's importer, toll-free at 888-645-8204 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.firstaidresearch.com and click on "Recall" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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