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Recalled: Children's pain and fever drops
by PEEK05
June 29, 2011 at 8:10 PM

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.

Replies

  • fineyouguyswin
    June 29, 2011 at 8:12 PM
    Thanks these are so scary
  • PEEK05
    by PEEK05
    June 29, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    I agree. I have been looking into more natural and home remedies lately because I swear medication is always being recalled.

  • AllThatBabyJazz
    June 29, 2011 at 11:07 PM

    Bump for other moms

  • Wyldbutterfly
    June 30, 2011 at 7:17 AM

     Bump for those with small children!

  • johnny4ever
    June 30, 2011 at 8:44 AM

     Bump!

  • sweettigeress
    July 1, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Thank you for sharing. Glad I don't use this brand.

  • PEEK05
    by PEEK05
    July 4, 2011 at 12:44 AM

    We don't either. I have never even seen this brand.

    Quoting sweettigeress:

    Thank you for sharing. Glad I don't use this brand.


  • lovinangels
    July 4, 2011 at 12:54 AM

    Man. Freaking pain reliever, all the time!

  • .MhacFoirfe.
    July 4, 2011 at 1:08 AM
    Thank God We don't use this brand!
  • begamom
    by begamom
    July 4, 2011 at 1:48 AM
    eek! at least it's just the dropper
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