Tylenol, Crest, and More Items From Family Dollar Stores Are Being Recalled by FDA

Tylenol, Crest, and More Items From Family Dollar Stores Are Being Recalled by FDA
  • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a voluntary recall of over 400 personal care products from Family Dollar stores.

  • The items were stored outside of labeled temperature requirements, according to the FDA’s statement.

  • Name brand medicine, sunscreen, deodorant, and toothpaste were among the products affected.

On July 21, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Family Dollar initiated a voluntary recall of over 400 personal care products. According to the statement, they were stored outside of labeled temperature requirements and inadvertently shipped to certain stores on or around May 1 through June 10.

The items affected include over-the-counter pain medication, sunscreen, deodorant, toothpaste, diaper rash cream, cough syrup, and more. Their name brands include Tylenol, DayQuil, Banana Boat, Dove, and Old Spice, among others. A full, extensive list of products and their serial numbers, released by the FDA, can be found here.

At the time the statement was released, the FDA had received no reports of adverse reactions, illness, or consumer complaints. The products affected are isolated to those sold in certain retail stores, those of which the FDA has notified and advised to check their stock immediately and quarantine and discontinue the sale of anything on the above list. Alaska, Delaware, and Hawaii are exempt from the recall, as Family Dollar doesn’t have store locations in those states.

Customers who may have purchased any affected product, the statement reads, may return it to the Family Dollar store where they were purchased without a receipt.

For any questions, the FDA recommends contacting Family Dollar Customer Service at 844-636-7687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST. Any adverse reactions linked to the purchase of any affected product should first be brought to a primary health care provider, and then reported to the FDA using the MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online or by calling 1-800-332-1088 to request a mail-in reporting form.

In February, Family Dollar stores in six states closed after the FDA discovered a rodent infestation of over 2,000 rodents at a distribution center in Arkansas, prompting a recall of potentially contaminated and unsafe products. The recall affected more than 400 stores.

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