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Jun 28 2011

Rugby Children’s Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops Recalled

Posted in Product Liability
Are there dangerous and defective products in your home that can pose a hazard to your children? One of the best ways to find out is by keeping updated on U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls, Alabama product liability attorney Keith T. Belt says The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Rugby Children’s Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops recalled due to Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirement 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. Approximately 898,000 units were Sold by Drug stores, grocery stores and other retailers nationwide between January 2009 and June 2011 for about $4. The recall involves Rugby Children’s Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops (Acetaminophen Drops) in a ½ 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, which can be found stamped into the bottom of the carton next to the expiration date and above the label on the bottle printed in black. are: 09002 09379 10272 10368 10487; 09131 09394 10273 10406 11058; 09215 10154 10366 10433 Consumers should immediately store this product with the child-resistant closure in place and keep it out of the reach of children. To arrange for a free replacement dropper, contact Altaire Pharmaceuticals at (800) 258-2471 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Photo available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11258.html