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Vicks Dayquil Cold & Flu Liquicaps Recalled by Procter & Gamble Due To Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirement

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Hazard:
"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."
Remedy:
Refund
Replace
Recall Date:
December 18, 2009
Units:
"About 700,000 packages"

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2009
Release # 10-085
Vick's Recall Hotline: (800) 251-3374

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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.

Name of Product: Vicks Dayquil Cold & Flu 24-Count Bonus Pack Liquicaps

Units: About 700,000 packages

Manufacturer: The Procter & Gamble Co., of Cincinnati, Ohio

Hazard: 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.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves Vicks Dayquil Cold & Flu 24-Count Bonus Pack Liquicaps. The medicine comes in orange packaging with the green Vicks symbol and has the following UPC#: 3 23900 01087 1. No other Vick's product is included in this recall.

Sold at: Drug stores, grocery stores and other retailers nationwide between September 2008 and December 2009 for about $5.

Manufactured in: Canada

Remedy: Consumers should keep this product out of the reach of children. Consumers 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.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Procter & Gamble at (800) 251-3374 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or log on to their Web site at www.vicks.com

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