So call me late to the party, but I just learned that Excedrin Migraine has been recalled off of store shelves and that this recall was voluntary and took place back in early 2012.
This consumer had just run out of Excedrin Migraine pills and we went off to Walgreen’s to get more, but they didn’t have any. I was reeling pretty bad from the migraine that was attacking me, so we walked over to Safeway and they too did not have any.
Not only did they not have any Excedrin Migraine but they had no Excedrin products on the shelves at all. The panic set in. But more importantly, I started to research this dramatic moment in my life.
Turns out that back in January all products produced by Novartis were voluntarily pulled from shelves because the “FDA says there was a risk that it might be contaminated with opiate prescription drugs like morphine, which were made in the same plant.”
No wonder we all liked it!!!
OK, all joking aside, the products involved in this recall include Bufferin, NoDoz, and Gas-X.
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A new product recall went out today involving cabinet safety locks designed to keep children out of the cabinets they secure. But the “Safety 1st Cabinet Locks” apparently aren’t working as hoped for and they’re being recalled.
The product is called the “Push ‘N Snap Cabinet Locks” and almost a million units have been sold, so quite a few folks have these installed. The recall says that young children are able to disengage the locking mechanism, allowing them access to the contents inside.
The company has had a few hundred calls about the devices not working properly and three cases involved children handling or swallowing unhealthy, under-the-sink kind of products.
They were sold from January 2004 through February 2012 for between $2 and $4.
They’re called “Safety 1st Push ‘N Snap cabinet locks” with model numbers 48391 and 48442.
You can contact the company involved, DJG, toll-free at (866) 762-3212 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit their website at www.djgusa.com
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: cpsc.gov