The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Rugby Laboratories, Inc., of Duluth, Georgia, announced a voluntary recall of about 898,000 bottles of Children's Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops.
Manufacturer: Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., of Aquebogue, N.Y
Hazard: 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.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: 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.
Sold at: Drug stores, grocery stores and other retailers nationwide between January 2009 and June 2011 for about $4.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: 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.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rugby Laboratories at (800) 645-2158 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.