Thu, Jun 23, 2011 (BabyCenter News) -- Rugby Laboratories has announced a recall of about 898,000 children's pain and fever concentrated drops in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
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. No health problems have been reported with this recall.
The recall involves Rugby children's pain and 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 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 following lot numbers have been recalled: 09002, 09379, 10272, 10368, 10487, 09131, 09394, 10273, 10406, 11058, 09215, 10154, 10366, 10433.
The recalled drops were sold at drug stores, grocery stores, and other retailers nationwide between January 2009 and June 2011 for about $4.
-- Sam Warren, BabyCenter News
What you can do:
- Immediately store this product with the child-resistant closure in place and keep it out of your children's reach. To arrange for a free replacement dropper, contact Altaire Pharmaceuticals at (800) 258-2471 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.
- Contact Rugby Laboratories at (800) 645-2158 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.
- Get additional information about the recalled drops on the CPSC's website.
- Discuss this recall with other parents in our Product Recalls group.
- Keep abreast of children's safety recalls by checking our recall finder and our latest recalls page.