Over 400K bottles of OTC medication recalled due to issues with child-proofing
(The Hill) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday announced the recall of over 400,000 bottles of over-the-counter medicine due to issues with the child-resistant packaging, which did not meet the requirements in the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.
Consumers can contact Aurohealth for information on how to return bottles of the Walgreens brand medicine to their nearest Walgreens store to receive a full refund. They can contact Kroger for information on how to receive a full refund and properly dispose of the recalled Kroger brand medications.
“The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children,” each recall reads.
The Poison Prevention Packaging Act was signed into law by former President Nixon in 1970 and requires that certain items be put in child-resistant packaging that “must be designed or constructed to be significantly difficult for children under five years of age to open within a reasonable time” while also being “not difficult” to open by adults.
The recalled pill bottles have been sold across the country.