Recall: Rugby Children's Acetaminophen Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops
On 2011-06-23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Rugby Children's Acetaminophen Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops due to a potential overdose hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2009 for about $4.
About 900,000 units are involved in this Altaire Pharmaceuticals pain reliever recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Medications (Packaging Only) category in 2011.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 645-2158
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What is the problem?
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.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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:
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.
These items were sold new+ at Drug stores, grocery stores and other retailers nationwide between January 2009 and June 2011 for about $4.
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 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 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
For additional information, contact Rugby Laboratories at (800)645-2158 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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