The medication contains acetaminophen, which calls for child-resistant packaging 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 about 898,000 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:
09002 09379 10272 10368 10487
09131 09394 10273 10406 11058
09215 10154 10366 10433
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.
Drug stores, grocery stores and other retailers nationwide between January 2009 and June 2011 for about $4
What To Do:
Keep out of reach of children. For a free replacement dropper, contact Altaire Pharmaceuticals toll-free at 800-258-2471 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. For additional information, contact Rugby Laboratories toll-free at 800-645-2158 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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