Recent product recalls

By Robin Melen on January 11, 2012 12:01:00 am

Recall-alert-newEXCEDRIN, NO-DOZ, BUFFERIN, GAS-X PREVENTION All lots of select bottle packaging configurations of Excedrin and NoDoz products with expiry dates of Dec. 20, 2014 or earlier as well as Bufferin and Gas-X Prevention products with expiry dates of Dec. 20, 2013 or earlier, in the United States, are being recalled. Novartis Consumer Health is taking this action as a precautionary measure because the products may contain stray tablets, capsules, or caplets from other Novartis products, or contain broken or chipped tablets. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Mixing of different products in the same bottle could result in consumers taking the incorrect product and receiving a higher or lower strength than intended or receiving an unintended ingredient. This could potentially result in overdose, interaction with other medications a consumer may be taking, or an allergic reaction if the consumer is allergic to the unintended ingredient. NCH is not aware of adverse events reported with the issues leading to the recall.
IF YOU OWN SOME Consumers that have the product(s) being recalled should stop using the product(s) and contact the Novartis Consumer Relationship Center at 1-888-477-2403 for information on how to return the affected products and receive a full refund. For more detailed information, go to Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using these drug products.

HIGH CHAIRS About 169,000 ANTILOP high chairs sold exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide from August 2006 through January 2010 for about $20. The high chair's restraint buckle can open unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to the child. IKEA has received eight reports worldwide of restraint buckles that opened unexpectedly, including three reports of children who received minor injuries after falling from the high chair.
IF YOU OWN ONE Consumers should immediately stop using the high chairs and contact IKEA to obtain a free replacement seat restraint. Call 866-966-4532 or go to for information.

BICYCLE HELMETS About 30,400 Little Tricky, Triple Eight, and Sector 9 S/M EPS bicycle helmets for children and youth sold at bicycle and sports stores and other retailers nationwide and online from August 2006 through November 2011 for about $40. Product testing demonstrated that these helmets do not comply with Consumer product Safety Commission safety standards for impact resistance. Consumers could suffer impact head injuries in a fall.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact Triple Eight for a full refund. Call 888-548-8518 or go to for information. 

LED FLASHLIGHT SETS About 55,000 six-piece LED flashlight sets sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from October 2010 through December 2011 for about $10 per set. When turned on, the flashlights can heat up, smoke or melt, posing fire and burn hazards. Target has received reports of four incidents with the flashlights, including two minor burn injuries to consumer's hands.
IF YOU OWN ONE Return it to any Target store for a full refund. Call 800-440-0680 or go to for more information.


For the latest information on all recalls, go to There you'll find recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, among others.

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Robin Melen

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