“Out of an abundance of caution”, Perrigo Co. has issued a voluntary recall of 18 batches of their over-the-counter liquid acetaminophen that is used to treat fever and aches and pains in infants.
The recall is not because of a problem with the medicine itself, but because a small number of boxes may contain a dispensing syringe without dose markings.
The medicine is sold under a variety of brand names including Babies R Us and Care One. The list of labels and batch numbers of the recalled product are listed below.
Label and Batches
BABIES R US- 3KK0606
CARE ONE -3HK0564
EQUALINE - 3HK0672
EQUATE - 3HK0672, 3JK0433, 3JK0594, 3JK0595, 3JK0653, 3JK0673, 3KK0815,
HARMON FACE VALUES - 3JK0594
HEALTH MART - 3HK0671
HEALTHY ACCENTS - 3HK0671, 3KK0606
HEB - 3KK0606
KROGER - 3GK0645, 3GK0704, 3HK0671, 3JK0433, 3JK0595, 3JK0653, 3JK0433,
3JK0595, 3GK0645, 3GK0704, 3JK0595
LEADER DRUG - 3JK0433, 3JK0594
MEIJER - 3JK0594, 3JK0597
PUBLIX - 3JK0595
RITE AID - 3GK0704
TOPCARE - 3KK0359, 3KK0494
UP & UP - 3HK0672
WALGREEN - 3GK0704, 3HK0564, 3HK0671, 3JK0433, 3JK0595, 3JK0610, 3KK0360
Giving infants the correct dose of acetaminophen is very important when treating them for an illness or injury. Too much acetaminophen can overload the liver’s ability to process the drug safely and can lead to a life-threatening condition.
According to Perrigo’s press release about the recall, if you have purchased a package that contains an oral dosing device that does not have dose markings, the consumer should not use the product and should call Perrigo's Consumer Affairs Department, toll free, 1-800-719-9260. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have any questions, or if they or their children experience any problem that could possibly be related to this drug product.
No injuries have been reported to Perrigo at this time.
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