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CPSC Recall - Issued 7/14/2014

GSK Recalls Panadol Advance Bottles Due to Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirement; Sold Exclusively in Puerto Rico

Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Product: Panadol Advance 100 count caplets
Hazard: The packaging is not child-resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. These products contain acetaminophen which is required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act to be sealed with child-resistant packaging.
Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves bottles of 100ct Panadol Advance pain relievers. The medicine was sold in white containers with a blue label, inside a blue box. “Panadol” and “Advance” are printed on the label. Lot numbers and dates codes are located on the left side panel of the box and on the left side of the label on the bottle, near the bar code. Lot numbers and date codes included in the recall are: Lot number: 14241, expiration date: 02/2015 Lot number: 14002, expiration date: 10/2014 Lot number: 13881, expiration date: 09/2014 Lot number: 13801, expiration date: 09/2014
Remedy: Refund
Sold At: Drug, grocery and mass merchandise stores in Puerto Rico from November 2012 through February 2014 for about $10.
Units: About 10,600
Consumer Contact: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) toll-free at (888) 912-8455 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.us.gsk.com and click on “Media & news” in the upper left and, if not listed with current releases, click on “Press release archive” on the left side for more information.
Company Website: www.us.gsk.com