GSK Consumer Health recalls 433,633 bottles of 5 Excedrin brands over hole in bottom

*The company says some of the bottles of these products containing substances aspirin and acetaminophen may have a hole in the bottom

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

GSK Consumer Healthcare of Warren, in New Jersey, US, is recalling about Excedrin Migraine Caplets, Excedrin Migraine Geltabs, Excedrin Extra Strength Caplets, Excedrin PM Headache Caplets, and Excedrin Tension Headache Caplets.

The drugs-producing company stated some of the bottles containing the over-the-counter (OTC) drug may have a hole in the bottom.

This current recall involves 50, 80, 100, 125, 200, 250 and 300-count bottles of Excedrin Migraine Caplets, Excedrin Migraine Geltabs, Excedrin Extra Strength Caplets, Excedrin PM Headache Caplets, and Excedrin Tension Headache Caplets.

It is as well noted that if there is a hole, children could access and swallow the contents, posing a risk of poisoning in the process.

The drugs, manufactured in the United States were sold at pharmacies, department stores, grocery stores, and hypermarkets nationwide and online from March 2018, through September 2020, for between $7 and $18.

According to the firm, these products contain the substances aspirin and acetaminophen which must be in child-resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.

However, no incidents or injuries are yet reported according to report.

The bottles are plastic with a child-resistant closure.

On rectifying the error, consumers are urged to immediately store the recalled Excedrin bottles out of sight and reach of children and inspect the bottom of the bottle to determine if there is a hole.

If there is a hole in the bottle, contact GSK Consumer Relations for information on how to receive a prepaid shipping label for return to receive a full refund.

Bottles without a hole can be retained and used as directed, the company said.

Meanwhile, consumers may contact GSK Consumer Relations on (800) 468-7746 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, or online at www.excedrin.com and click on the “safety issue” banner at the top of the page for more information.

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