Acme United recalls PhysiciansCare brand over-the-counter drugs due to failure to meet child-resistant packaging requirement; US Consumer Product Safety Commission says the packaging poses a risk of poisoning if contents are swallowed by young children

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March 21, 2022 (press release) –

 

Name of Product:
PhysiciansCare brand Aspirin, Extra Strength Non Aspirin, Extra Strength Pain Reliever, Ibuprofen, Medication Station, and Multi-Pack

Hazard:
The recalled over-the-counter products contain regulated substances (aspirin, acetaminophen, or ibuprofen) which must be in child resistant packaging when being used in the household as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA). The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children.

Remedy:
Refund

Recall Date:
March 17, 2022

Units:
About 165,000

Consumer Contact
Acme United toll-free at 888-520-2199 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or online at www.recallrtr.com/acmeunitedotc or at www.acmeunited.com and click on “Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:
This recall involves the PhysiciansCare brand Extra Strength Non Aspirin, Aspirin, Extra Strength Pain Reliever, Ibuprofen, Medication Station, and Multi-Pack over-the-counter drugs. The products contain aspirin, acetaminophen, or ibuprofen. They are packaged in cardboard boxes of 50, 100, 250, and 500 tablets per box.

Product

Drug

Tablet Amount

Extra Strength Non Aspirin 

Acetaminophen (500 mg)

50 tablets

100 tablets

250 tablets

500 tablets

2 boxes of 100 tablets each

Aspirin

Aspirin (325 mg)

50 tablets

100 tablets

250 tablets

500 tablets

Extra Strength Pain Reliever

Acetaminophen (250 mg)

Aspirin (250 mg)

100 tablets

250 tablets

Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen (200 mg)

100 tablets

250 tablets

500 tablets 

2 boxes of 100 tablets each

Medication Station / Multi-Pack

Acetaminophen (500 mg)

Aspirin (325 mg)

Ibuprofen (200 mg)

Antacid (420 mg)

4 boxes of 100 tablets each with outer station

4 boxes of 100 tablets each without outer station

 

The Antacid is not subject to this recall.

 

Remedy:
Consumers should immediately store the recalled products in a safe location out of reach of children and contact Acme United for information on how to dispose of or return the product and receive a full refund. Acme United is contacting all purchasers directly.

Incidents/Injuries:
None reported

Sold At:
Amazon.com and FSAstore.com from February 2014 through June 2021 for between $5 and $50.

Manufacturer(s):
Acme United of Rocky Mount, North Carolina and Acme United of Vancouver, Washington

Manufactured In:
United States

Recall number:
22-733

 

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