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