Triaminic and Theraflu Products Recalled Due to Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirement; Risk of Poisoning
As a Westen New York injury attorney I unfortuanely have to deal with injuires to children. Although child safety should be the most important factor in any product, sometimes manufacturers fail at that goal. On January 31, 2013 The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall of Triaminic and Theraflu Products as the child proof cap can fail posing a risk of poisoning to children. The commission reported that these products contain acetaminophen and diphenhydramine which are required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act to be sealed with child-resistant packaging.
A complete list of products, lot numbers and National Drug Codes (NDC) can be found at www.novartisOTC.com. Lot numbers are located on the bottom panel of the box and on the left side of the label on the bottle. The NDC number is located on the upper right corner of the front panel of the Triaminic Syrups box and the upper left corner of the Theraflu Warming Relief Syrups bottle.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Novartis for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund.