Kroger and Walgreens brand pill bottles have been recalled for not meeting child safety standards and leading to a risk of poisoning.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday that they are recalling over 407,000 over-the-counter pill bottles, according to ABC News. The reason for the recall stems from the packaging not meeting the child resistance standards that are required. ABC News said those standards are required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.
Auroheatlh recalled about 137,300 bottles of the Walgreens brand acetaminophen bottles that contain 150 count of pills, according to a news release from CPSC. It says the packaging of the pills is not child-resistant. CPSC said that the bottles failing to follow the packaging standards could lead to a risk of poisoning if a child were to swallow any of the pills.
Aurohealth has also recalled 25,660 bottles of Kroger brand arthritis pain acetaminophen 200 count bottles. Time-Cap Labs recalled about 209,430 bottles of Kroger brand aspirin and ibuprofen, according to ABC News. Sun Pharma has recalled about 34,660 bottles of the Kroger acetaminophen 100 count bottles, according to ABC News. The reasons are also because of the packaging standards not being met.
CPSC said if you have any of these bottles you can immediately store them in a safe spot away from the reach of children or contact Kroger for information about getting a full refund and how to dispose of the pill bottles. You can contact Kroger by calling 800-576-4377 or visit their website. You can also contact Walgreens by calling 888-504-2014 or visit their website.
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