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Five Excedrin brands are being recalled due to holes in bottles that increase risk of child poisoning

Excedrin Brands Recalled Due to Hole in Bottom That Increase Risk of Child PoisoningsGSK Consumer health is recalling about 433,600 bottles of five Excedrin brands.

Some of the bottles containing the over-the-counter drugs have a hole in the bottom. If there’s a hole, children could access and swallow the contents, posing a risk of poisoning.

These products contain the aspirin and acetaminophen, which are required to be in child reGSK sistant packaging under the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.

This recall involves 50-, 80-, 100-, 125-, 200-, 250-, and 300-count bottles of Excedrin Migraine Caplets, Excedrin Migraine Geltabs, Excedrin Extra Strength Caplets, Excedrin PM Headache Caplets, and Excedrin Tension Headache Caplets. 

The bottles are plastic with a child-resistant closure.  For a full list of the recalled products, visit www.excedrin.com/products/discontinued.

The recalled products were sold at pharmacies, department stores, grocery stores, and supermarkets nationwide and online from March 2018 through September 2020. The cost was between $7 and $18.

Consumers should immediately store the recalled Excedrin bottles out of sight and reach of children and inspect the bottom of the bottle to determine if there’s a hole, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise. 

If there’s a hole in the bottle, contact GSK Consumer Relations for information on how to receive a prepaid shipping label for return to receive a refund.  Bottles without a hole can be retained and used as directed.

For more information, call GSK Consumer Relations at 800-468-7746 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.excedrin.com and click on the “safety issue” banner at the top of the page.


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Carol Cassara

This is the first I've seen of this so I tweeted. (besides your BBB tweet)

Tom at Sightings

Scary ... thanks for the heads up!


Yes, this is important to know. It could cause an accidental poisoning of a child.

More than 30 million kids 1-19 go to an ER every year due to accidental poisoning, with two of those dying.

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