Walgreens and Kroger are recalling thousands of bottles of pain relief pills due to a lack of child-resistant packaging required under the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.
The pharmacy chain is recalling 137,300 units of its extra strength, 500-mg, 150-count acetaminophen bottles. Meanwhile, Kroger’s recall includes 25,660 units of its 225-count arthritis pain acetaminophen bottles, 34,660 units of its 100-count acetaminophen bottles and 209,430 units of its 300-count aspirin bottles and 160-count ibuprofen bottles.
“The packaging of the products is not child-resistant, there is a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children,” the Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement.
Kroger’s 225-count acetaminophen bottles were sold nationwide from December 2021 to March 2022, while 100-count acetaminophen bottles were sold nationwide from October 2021 to March 2022.
Aspirin bottles were sold nationwide from August 2021 to March 2022, while ibuprofen bottles were sold nationwide from July 2021 to March 2022.
Stores that sell bottles include Bakers, City Market, Dillon, Dillon’s Marketplace, Fred Meyer, Fry’s Food & Drug, Fry’s Marketplace, Fry’s Mercado, Gerbs, Jessie’s, Jessie Food Plus, King Soopers, King Soopers Fresh Fair, King Soopers Marketplace Are included. Kroger, Kroger Fresh Fair, Kroger Marketplace, Mariano, Metro Market, Payless Super Market, Pick ‘n Save, Pick ‘n Save Marketplace, Quality Food Center (QFC), Ralph’s, Ralph’s Fresh Fair, Smith & Smith’s Marketplace.
Walgreens is recalling 137,300 units of its 150-count acetaminophen bottles, which were sold at its stores nationwide from October 2021 to April 2022.
For Walgreens, bottles of 150-count acetaminophen were sold at its stores nationwide from October 2021 to April 2022.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning consumers to store the recalled bottles in a safe place out of reach of children. No incidents or injuries related to the recall have been reported to date.
Consumers can contact Kroger and Walgreens for information on how to properly dispose of recalled bottles and get a full refund.