Safety Alerts & Recalls

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At this time, there have been no reports of problems with this recalled acetaminophen product. However, since the caplets involved in the recall contain an incorrect coating and unknown substances, it is best to avoid using the recalled products. If you use acetaminophen, please check your medicine cabinet to see if you have any of the recalled acetaminophen products in your home. The name and the NDC product code can be found on the bottle label. You can find the lot numbers on the bottom of the bottles. Although the risk of problems from the recalled product is low, it is a good idea to stop using and throw away any recalled product that you may have.

Recall of Several Acetaminophen Products

L. Perrigo, Co has recalled several Acetaminophen 500 mg Pain Reliever-Fever Reducer products because the caplets have an incorrect coating and contain a unknown substance. The recalled products are packaged under the following labels: 1) CareOne Pain Relief Extra Strength Acetaminophen Cooling Sensation Caplets, 500 mg, 100 caplet

2) Equaline Extra Strength Pain Relief, acetaminophen, 500 mg, 100 caplets, NDC 41163-010-78

3) Good Neighbor Pharmacy Extra Strength Pain Reliever Cool Ice Caplets, acetaminophen, 500 mg, 100 caplets, NDC 24385-618-78

4) TopCare Extra Strength Pain Relief, acetaminophen, 500 mg, 100 caplets, NDC 36800-010-78

5) TopCare Extra Strength Pain Relief, acetaminophen, 500 mg, 50 caplets, NDC 36800-010-71

These recalled products will be labeled with either lot number 9FE2629 or 9FE2453.

Acetaminophen is commonly used to treat pain and reduce fevers. Acetaminophen is available in many different strengths, forms and under many different branded names. No other brands, strengths, or forms of acetaminophen were involved in this recall.

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Source: FDA
Publication Date: 2009-10-23
Last Updated: 2009-12-05

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