Panadol® Advance 100 ct Product Recall in Puerto Rico

Panadol® Advance 100 ct Product Recall in Puerto Rico

Guaynabo, PR. – July 9, 2014 – GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare is voluntarily recalling all Panadol® Advance 100 ct pain relief products from Puerto Rico consumers, because the product does not have a child resistant feature and is not labeled as a product "for households without young children". We are working in coordination with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Panadol® Advance 100 ct contains the ingredient acetaminophen (paracetamol), and thus the bottle requires sealing with a child-resistant feature or to be labeled as a product "for households without young children." Because the product does not have a child resistant cap, there is a risk of unintentional ingestion and overdose.

"The health and safety of our consumers is our first priority, and while the product is safe to use as directed, we ask consumers to please keep the product away from children and contact us to return any bottles of Panadol® Advance 100ct they may have," said Juan Arias Camisón, General Manager for GSK Consumer Healthcare in Puerto Rico.

We urge consumers to contact the dedicated line for the Panadol® Advance 100 ct recall at 1-888-912-8455, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, for instructions on how to return this product for a refund.

The following lot numbers are being recalled:

  • Lot number: 14241, expiration date: 02/2015

  • Lot number: 14002, expiration date: 10/2014

  • Lot number: 13881, expiration date: 09/2014

  • Lot number: 13801, expiration date: 09/2014

GSK regrets the inconvenience this issue may cause. We are working diligently to bring back to shelves the products our consumers trust and love.

About Panadol® Advance

Panadol® Advance with Optizorb tablets are used for fast and effective relief of headaches, toothache, backache, rheumatic and muscle pains, and period pain. It also relieves the aches and pains of cold and flu, sore throat pain and helps to reduce temperature.

Panadol products contain acetaminophen (paracetamol). For the relief of mild to moderate pain, always read the label.

About GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare is one of the world's largest over-the-counter consumer healthcare products companies. Its well-known brands include Nicorette® and NicoDerm® CQ, the leading smoking cessation products; alli®, the only FDA-OTC weight loss aid; as well as medicine cabinet staples: Aquafresh®, Sensodyne®, Tums®, and Breathe Right®, all of which are trademarks owned by and/or licensed to GSK Group of Companies.

About GlaxoSmithKline

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