Vicks Dayquil Cold & Flu Liquicaps Recalled
The Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Procter & Gamble Co., of Cincinnati, Ohio, have announced a voluntary recall of Vicks Dayquil Cold & Flu 24-Count Bonus Pack Liquicaps.
The cold and flu medicine contains acetaminophen, 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. This medicine could cause serious health problems or death to a child if several of the capsules are swallowed. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
The recall involves about 700,000 packages Vicks Dayquil Cold & Flu 24-Count Bonus Pack Liquicaps. The medicine comes in orange packaging with the green Vicks symbol and has the following UPC#: 3 23900 01087 1. No other Vick's product is included in this recall.
The products were manufactured in Canada and sold at drug stores, grocery stores, and other retailers nationwide between September 2008 and December 2009 for about $5. Consumers should keep this product out of the reach of children. Consumers who purchased the product with the expectation that it would be in child-resistant packaging can contact Procter & Gamble for a full refund or a replacement coupon. Adult consumers can continue to use the product as directed.
For additional information, contact Procter & Gamble at (800) 251-3374 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or log on to their Web site at www.vicks.com.