The recalled products contain diphenhydramine hydrochloride and acetaminophen which must be in child resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA). The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children.
This recall involves PhysiciansCare brand Allergy caplets with item number 90036, Allergy Plus tablets with item number 90091, and Cold and Cough tablets with item numbers 90092 and 90033. They are packaged in boxes of 50, 100 and 250 tablets/caplets. The item numbers are printed on the top right corner of the box.
The recall includes the following:
PhysiciansCare Allergy; 50 caplets
PhysiciansCare Allergy Plus; 100 tablets
PhysiciansCare Non-Drowsy Cold and Cough; 100 tablets
PhysiciansCare Cold and Cough; 250 tablets
Consumers should immediately store the recalled products in a safe location out of reach of children and contact Acme United for information on how to dispose of the products and receive a refund of Acme United’s average selling price of between $5 and $19.
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.