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
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.
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.
following lot numbers have been recalled: 09002, 09379, 10272, 10368,
10487, 09131, 09394, 10273, 10406, 11058, 09215, 10154, 10366, 10433.
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:
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.