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Vicks Dayquil Cold & Flu Liquicaps Recalled

December 18, 2009
Health & Safety
The Procter & Gamble Co.
The Danger:
The cold and flu medicine contains acetaminophen and is not in child-resistant packaging and lacks the statement, "This Package for Households Without Young Children," as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. This medicine could cause serious health problems or death to a child if several of the capsules are swallowed.
This recall involves about 700,000 packages of Vicks Dayquil Cold & Flu 24-Count Bonus Pack Liquicaps. The medicine comes in orange packaging with the green Vicks symbol and has the UPC# 3 23900 01087 1. No other Vick's products are included in this recall.
Sold At:
Drug stores, grocery stores, and other retailers nationwide between September 2008 and December 2009 for about $5.
What To Do:
Keep this product out of the reach of children. Those who purchased the product with the expectation that it would be in child-resistant packaging can contact Procter & Gamble for a full refund or a replacement coupon. Adult consumers can continue to use the product as directed. For more information, contact Procter & Gamble at (800) 251-3374 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.vicks.com.
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