Just yesterday, it was announced that approximately 900,000 bottles of Rugby Children’s Pain and Fever Concentrated Drops were recalled. This is a nationwide recall for the defective units sold across the country since 2009. The recall was initiated because of inadequate child-resistant packaging. As a Fort Lauderdale Products Liability Injury Lawyer, I am pleased to report that there haven’t been any injuries associated with the non-child-resistant units.
According to the CPSC Rugby Children’s Pain and Fever Concentrated Drops Recall Release, the product is sold as a bottle and dropper package with a screw-on cap. The issue is with the dropper since it is not child-resistant and it can be used instead of the cap. As a Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyer, I can say that this presents an issue because if the dropper is used as the cap, a child could unscrew it. Obviously this presents a significant risk of injury for children, which is why this recall is necessary.
The recalled product contains acetaminophen and in accordance with the Poison Prevention Packaging Act, all products that contain acetaminophen must have child-resistant packaging. Thus, since the dropper is not child-resistant, the 900,000 bottles had to be recalled. Hopefully parents can keep these products out of their child’s reach and hopefully this recall can be completed injury-free.
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