Maker of Excedrin, Bufferin announces recall
January 23, 2012
NEW — 3 p.m. Jan. 23, 2012
The makers of Excedrin brand pain reliever and other products, Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., has announced a voluntarily recall of select bottles of Excedrin and NoDoz products with expiration dates of Dec. 20, 2014, or earlier.
Bufferin and Gas-X Prevention products with expiration dates of December 2013 or earlier also are part of the recall.
According to a release from Novartis, the items are being recalled as precautionary measure because the products may contain stray tablets, capsules or caplets from other Novartis products or could contain broken or chipped tablets.
Also according to Novartis, the company is not aware of any adverse health events related to problems with the products. If you have any questions or believe you are experiencing an adverse event, you should contact your physician or healthcare provider. Consumers should also report the adverse event to Novartis Consumer Relationship Center by calling toll free 888-477-2403, Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Time.
If you have any questions about the voluntary recall or how to obtain a refund from Novartis Consumer Health, go to www.novartisotc.com.
Some of the items being recalled my have been sold at local Costco outlets. Consumers who purchased recalled items from Costco, can return those items to a Costco warehouse or Novartis Consumer Health for a full refund.