Bayer – Company is Recalling Alka-Seltzer Due to Labelling Error
Bayer is voluntarily recalling Alka-Seltzer Plus packages that:
- Were sold only in the US at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger (including Dillons Food Stores, Fred Meyer, Fry’s Food Stores, Ralphs, King Soopers and Smith’s Food and Drug) after February 9, 2018.
- Can be identified by checking the Bayer logo located on the lower left corner of the front of the carton. If the logo has an orange or green background, the product is included in the recall
The affected packages are being recalled because the ingredients on the front sticker may not match the actual product in the carton.
What Are the Harmful Ingredients in Bayer’s Alka-Seltzer?
The ingredients listed on the front sticker of the carton may potentially be different from the ingredients listed on the back of the carton. This may lead consumers to ingest a product to which they may have an allergy or anaphylactic reaction, an ingredient which may be contraindicated for their medical condition or they intend to otherwise avoid. There may be potential for serious health consequences. To date, no complaint has been received that resulted in an adverse health consequence.
If you purchased an affected package of Alka-Seltzer Plus, you should stop using it. If you experience symptoms following using the product, you should contact your healthcare provider.
What to do Following an Injury
If you have suffered an adverse reaction, you should report the matter the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.
- Complete and submit the report Online: fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm.
- Regular Mail or Fax: Download form fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htmor call 1-800- 332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.
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