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GSK Recalls Panadol Advance Bottles Due to Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirement; Sold Exclusively in Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Panadol Advance® 100 count caplets
Hazard: The packaging is not child-resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. These products contain acetaminophen which is required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act to be sealed with child-resistant packaging.
Remedy: Refund
Consumer Contact: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) toll-free at (888) 912-8455 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at and click on "Media & news" in the upper left and, if not listed with current releases, click on "Press release archive" on the left side for more information.

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Recall Details

Units: About 10,600
Description: This recall involves bottles of 100ct Panadol Advance pain relievers. The medicine was sold in white containers with a blue label, inside a blue box. "Panadol" and "Advance" are printed on the label. Lot numbers and dates codes are located on the left side panel of the box and on the left side of the label on the bottle, near the bar code. Lot numbers and date codes included in the recall are:

  • Lot number: 14241, expiration date: 02/2015
  • Lot number: 14002, expiration date: 10/2014
  • Lot number: 13881, expiration date: 09/2014
  • Lot number: 13801, expiration date: 09/2014

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately place the product out of a child's sight and reach, and contact GSK for a refund.
Sold exclusively at: Drug, grocery and mass merchandise stores in Puerto Rico from November 2012 through February 2014 for about $10.
Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), of Moon Township, Penn. 
Manufactured in: U.S.A.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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