Family Dollar orders nationwide recall of more than 400 products
Family Dollar orders nationwide recall of more than 400 products due to improper storage and safety concerns.
- Family Dollar orders nationwide recall of more than 400 products.
- The recall includes personal care items such as toothpaste and pain relievers like Tylenol.
- The American store chain ordered the recall after storage errors.
Family Dollar has issued a nationwide recall of at least 400 personal care products and OTC drugs due to incorrect storage. Specifically, the store chain announced a massive recall of 430 products from shelves across the country.
Family Dollar indicated that the recall is due to the fact that hundreds of products were stored outside the recommended temperatures before being sent to stores across the country, The Sun reported.
Family Dollar orders recall of hundreds of products
Affected items include everything from sunscreen, toothpaste, and body wash to medications like ibuprofen, cough syrup, and antihistamines. The major brands making up the bulk of the recall are Aveeno, Colgate, Degree, Dove, Listerine, Neutrogena and Vicks.
The products were shipped to certain stores nationwide on or about May 1, 2022 through June 10, 2022. They are being recalled because they were stored outside of labeled temperature requirements, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Tylenol and other drugs included in the recall
Improperly stored and recalled items include a number of over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen, cough syrup, and antihistamines. Other recalled products include Alka Seltzer, Motrin, Advil and hundreds of other items.
According to the FDA, all stores nationwide received the products included in the Family Dollar recall except for locations in Alaska, Delaware and Hawaii. To see the complete list of products included in the recall, click HERE.
What to do if you have a product included in the recall?
So far, Family Dollar has received no consumer complaints or reports of illness related to the mass recall, according to The Sun. Also, the FDA indicated that customers who have purchased affected products can return them, even without a receipt, at any store.
Customers with questions about this recall can contact Family Dollar Customer Service at 844-636-7687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. «Family Dollar has notified its affected stores asking them to check their stock immediately and to quarantine and suspend the sale of any affected products,» the FDA said.
What to do in case of a problem?
The FDA advised customers to contact their physician or health care provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to the use of these products.
Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of these products can be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program, either online, by mail, or by fax, the FDA said.