Product Recall: Vicks Dayquil Cold & Flu Liquicaps

Legal News for Ohio Product Liability Attorneys. Vicks Dayquil Cold & Flu medication recalled due to lack of child-restraint packaging and warnings.

CPSC announces recall of Vicks Dayquil due to failure to meet child-restraint closure standards.

Cincinnati, OH—The Procter & Gamble Co. has participated in a voluntary recall of Vicks Dayquil Cold & Flu 24-Count Bonus Pack Liquicaps since the product is not contained in child-restraint packaging, creating a hazard in households with children present, as announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) http://www.cpsc.gov. Approximately 700,000 packages of this particular over-the-counter cold and flu medicine have been recalled as of December 18, 2009.

It was also reported that the packaging does not include the warning, “This Package for Households Without Young Children”, even though the medicine contains acetaminophen, which can potentially create a health hazard if taken by a child. MayoClinic.com warns that children may be under the impression that the medicine is safe to eat or drink, mistaking it for something such as candy. Without proper childproof packaging, the child could easily consume the drug, putting the child at risk of serious health problems or overdose. No injuries have been reported.

This cold and flu medicine comes in orange packaging, marked with the green Vicks emblem and has the UPC#: 3 23900 01087 1. The Canadian manufactured product was being sold from September 2008 to December 2009 in drug and grocery stores as well as several other retailers throughout the nation for approximately $5. The CPSC stated that there is no need to return the product if there are no children present in the household. However, if there are children present, the medicine should be kept out of their reach. Consumers may also receive a full refund or replacement coupon directly from Procter & Gamble by contacting the company.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Ohio Product Liability Lawyers.

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