Over 400k Bottles of Medicine In The US Recalled Due To Safety Issue

More than 400,000 bottles of non-prescription pain medication offered throughout the United States have actually been recalled due to the fact that the bottles are not child-resistant, according to notifications published on the U.S. Customer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) site.

Aurohealth has reportedly recalled about 137,300 units of Walgreens brand acetaminophen and 25,660 units of Kroger brand arthritis pain acetaminophen.

Recalled Walgreens Pain Reliever Acetaminophen 500 mg, 150 Count Bottle. (via U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
Recalled Kroger Arthritis Pain Acetaminophen 650mg, 225 count bottle. (via U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Around the same time, approximately 209,430 units of Kroger brand aspirin and ibuprofen were recalled by Time-Cap Lab, as well as an additional 34,660 units of Kroger brand acetaminophen recalled by Sun Pharma.

kroger aspirin ibuprofen
L: Recalled Kroger Aspirin, 81 mg Delayed-Release enteric-coated tablets, 300 count bottle. R: Recalled Kroger Ibuprofen, 200 mg soft gel capsules, 160 count bottle. (via U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
kroger sun pharma bottle
Recalled Kroger Acetaminophen, 650 mg extended-release caplets, 100 count bottle. (via U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) 

All the remembered products are bottles that are not child-resistant, presenting a threat of poisoning if kids handle to open the bottles and swallow the contents. The Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA), signed into law in 1970, needs child-resistant product packaging.

“The packaging required by the PPPA must be designed or constructed to be significantly difficult for children under five years of age to open within a reasonable time, and not difficult for normal adults to use properly,” the CPSC states.

Individuals who actually have these recalled products are recommended to store them in a safe place “out of reach and sight of children.”

For people who bought the Walgreens brand name acetaminophen, they are recommended to get in touch with Aurohealth for info on how to return the items to their nearby Walgreens shop for a complete refund.

For those who bought the other items, which are Kroger brand name, they are encouraged to call Kroger on how to appropriately dispose of the item and get a complete refund.

Product recalls have struck a 10-year high in the United States this year, with more than 900 million systems of items remembered in a variety of markets throughout the very first quarter of 2022, according to a report distributed by insurance company Sedgwick in late May.

H/T The Epoch Times

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