A children’s over-the-counter medication for fever and pain is being recalled. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that nearly 900,000 bottles of Rugby Children’s Pain and Fever Concentrated Drops fail to meet child-resistant closure requirements.
The over-the-counter medicine contains acetaminophen and is required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act to be in child-resistant packaging. Although the original bottle packaging is child-proof, a separate dropper unit provided does not. The unit is used to dispense the drug to children. If a child takes more than the recommended dosage, it could cause serious health problems or death.
Consumers are told to immediately store this product with the child-resistant closure in place and keep it out of the reach of children. To arrange for a free replacement dropper, contact Altaire Pharmaceuticals at (800) 258-2471.