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August 15, 2001

Children's Pain Reliever Suspension Liquid Recalled

Allegan, MI (SafetyAlerts) - Perrigo Company today announced that, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it is conducting a recall of 7,788 four-ounce bottles of cherry-flavored pain reliever suspension liquid with Lot Number 1AD0228.

Perrigo determined that this lot may contain an excess of up to 29 percent over the labeled amount of acetaminophen. The product is being recalled because overdoses of acetaminophen can lead to severe health problems including liver toxicity and liver failure.

The product, which is used to treat headaches and fevers in children, was sold under the Good Sense® label at various small independent retail chains across the country, under the Hy-Vee® label at Hy-Vee stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota and under the Kroger® label at Kroger stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

Perrigo immediately notified the FDA as well as the retailers and wholesale distributors of this product. No consumer complaints have been reported.

Of the 7,788 bottles affected in this recall, Perrigo estimates that approximately 6,500 were purchased by consumers. The rest have been removed from retailers' shelves and inventory.

Consumers who purchased bottles with Lot Number 1AD0228, which is printed on each bottle's label and carton, are urged to discontinue use of the product immediately and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Perrigo at 1-800-321-0105.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers August 15, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

 
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