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Rugby Children's Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops Recalled Due To Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirement

Hazard:
" 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."
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
June 23, 2011
Units:
"About 898,000"

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2011
Release #11-258
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 258-2471
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Rugby Children's Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops Recalled Due To Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirement

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: Children's Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops

Units: About 898,000

Manufacturer: Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., of Aquebogue, N.Y

Distributed by: Rugby Laboratories, Inc., of Duluth, Georgia

Hazard: 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.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The recall involves 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.

Sold at: Drug stores, grocery stores and other retailers nationwide between January 2009 and June 2011 for about $4.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: 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.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rugby Laboratories at (800) 645-2158 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

 Picture of recalled medicine

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