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Recall: Rugby child pain and fever drops—packaging not childproof

Consumer Reports News: June 24, 2011 12:53 PM

Almost 900,000 bottles of children’s concentrated pain and fever drops were recalled because the dispenser fails to meet standards for child-resistant closure.

Although the original bottle has child-resistant packaging, a dropper for dispensing the drug to children does not. A child could access the medicine, posing serious health problems or death if more than the recommended dosage is consumed. No injuries or incidents have been reported in relation to this product.

This over-the-counter medicine was sold at drug and grocery stores plus other retailers nation wide since January 2009. The drops contain acetaminophen, which calls for child-resistant packaging under the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.

To arrange for a free replacement dropper, contact Altaire Pharmaceuticals at 800-258-2471. For more information concerning this recall, contact Rugby Laboratories at 800-645-2158.

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

Maggie Shader

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