Approximately 700,000 packages of Vicks Dayquil Cold & Flu 24-Count Bonus Pack Liquicaps were recalled voluntarily by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Procter & Gamble Company because the medicine is not in child-resistant packaging and lacks the statement, "This Package for Households Without Young Children," as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.
What This Means
No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Nothing in the medicine itself is dangerous to adult consumers, but it poses a danger to kids because it contains acetaminophen and is not in child-resistant packaging, nor is it labeled as being intended for households without young children. The medicine could cause serious health problems or even death to a child if several of the capsules were swallowed.
Where This Product Was Sold
Drugstores, grocery stores, and other retailers nationwide between September 2008 and December 2009 for about $5.
The medicine was sold in orange packaging with the green Vicks symbol. The boxes have the UPC#: 3 23900 01087.
What to Do Next
Consumers should keep this product out of the reach of children. If the medicine was purchased with the expectation that it would be in child-resistant packaging, consumers can request a replacement coupon or full refund from Procter & Gamble.
For more information, call Procter & Gamble at (800) 251-3374 Monday through Friday between 9 A.M. and 6 P.M. ET or go to their website: www.vicks.com.
For More Information
Recall date: December 18, 2009