Recall of 433,000 bottles of Excedrin

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Hundreds of thousands of bottles of Excedrin are being recalled after being shipped to stores whose bottles have holes that could pose a risk to children.

Manufacturer GSK Consumer Health on Wednesday recalled 433,000 bottles of Excedrin for violating child-resistant packaging. Excedrin can be toxic to children, and the bottles with holes in them may allow children to access and swallow the pills.

The recall involves five Excedrin products, primarily intended to treat headaches. Consumers can contact the company for a refund if they have purchased any of the defective products.

the The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends that consumers store the bottles of Excedrin out of sight and examine them for a hole at the bottom. Bottles without a hole are suitable for normal use.

“Although the likelihood of there being bottles on the market with holes is low, we ask everyone who has purchased large size Excedrin (50+ points) to check their Excedrin products and if there is a visible problem, contact GSK Consumer Relations at 1-800-468-7746 for a full refund. If your bottle of Excedrin is not damaged, the product is safe to use as directed on the label, ”the company said on its website.

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