Misleading packaging leads to pain medication recall

Posted on April 19, 2012

The appearance of an over the counter medication’s packaging has led health authorities to request the medication’s recall due to the risk that it might mislead parents into erroneously thinking the package is child proof.

A voluntary recall has been announced for some of the over the counter pain medication manufactured by Vita Health Products. The recall will be overseen by Health Canada. The design of the packaging of the pain medication might give consumers the impression that the packaging is child proof when it isn’t. Five lots of bottles containing 120 Compliments Extra Strength Acetaminophen Gelcaps. The Vita Health gel caps affected by this recall has been distributed to IGA and Sobeys retail stores, and possibly other locations as well. The lack of safety components in the gel cap packaging increases the odds that the packaging could be opened by a child who may potentially swallow the pills and become ill. The recall is listed on the Health Canada website along with other products that fail to meet national safety regulations.

As a San Francisco car accident attorney, I hope word of this recall reaches people in time to prevent any children from being made ill. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective product please consider contacting a personal injury lawyer in San Francisco to discuss your options for legal recourse.

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