About 898,000 Children’s Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops have been recalled by the manufacturer Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., of Aquebogue, N.Y. the drops were distributed by Rugby Laboratories, Inc., of Duluth, Ga. 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.
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 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 product was sold at drug stores, grocery stores and other retailers nationwide between January 2009 and June 2011 for about $4. 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. For additional information, contact Rugby Laboratories at (800) 645-2158.
There were so many recalls since the June issue, that we couldn’t get them all in this month. If you need more information on any of the recalls listed above, or would like information on a recall that you are aware of that we haven’t listed, please visit our firm’s web site at www.BeasleyAllen.com/recalls. We would also like to know if we have missed any significant recall that involves a safety issue this month. If so, please let us know. As indicated at the outset, you may also contact Shanna Malone at Shanna.Malone@beasleyallen.com for more recall information.
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