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FDA and Bayer issue product recall for Alka-Seltzer capsules with wrong label

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Bayer have issued a voluntary recall for gel capsules of Alka Seltzer that have the wrong labeling. The product recall affects the combination package of Alka-Seltzer Plus Day and Night Cold Formula Liquid Gels. The product recall was initiated when the company found out that the labeling was printed reversed last week.

The defective product packaging could have affected you or someone you know. Some of the night capsules containing antihistamine were labeled as day products, which could cause unexpected drowsiness for the consumer expecting to have taken the day capsules. Similarly, the day capsules were labeled as night capsules, which may have led to someone staying awake longer than they wished. The recalled product contained 20 liquid gel capsules with a UPC number of 016500537779 with Lot number 296939L. The expiration date is May 2011. Unfortunately, these capsules were sold across the country at retail stores. Please contact Bayer for a refund or replacement at 1-800-986-3307 Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm. To read more about the Alka-Seltzer recall.

Unfortunately, this product recall seems to be one of many that the attorneys at Levin & Perconti have written blogs on recently. Two recent product recalls are worth mentioning again with the upcoming holiday celebrations. Children’s plush books, “the Monday the Bullfrog Plush Books,” and children’s hoodies by Sunsations, Inc. were both recalled. Please check your house to make sure you do not have any unsafe, recalled products lingered.