Swiss drug manufacturer Novartis is recalling some bottles of Excedrin, NoDoz, Bufferin, and Gas-X due to the possibility of broken and chipped pill contaminants from other medications in addition to incorrect bottle packaging that could lead to pills getting mixed up.
A USA Today article reports that the drug recall comes after the drug maker’s announcement that it will be temporarily stopping production at is Lincoln, Nebraska plant because of “maintenance and other improvement activities.”
Even though there haven’t been reports of serious incidents, the medication recall is serious in that consumers could potentially be exposed to medications that they may be allergic to or that may become hazardous when mixed with other pharmaceuticals. The products being recalled include:
- Excedrin and NoDoz products with expiration dates of Dec. 20, 2014 or earlier.
- Bufferin and Gas-X Prevention products with expiration dates of Dec. 20, 2013 or earlier.
Consumers are being advised to stop consumption of these products. Consumers can discard of the products properly or mail them to Novartis for a full refund, including shipping costs. Novartis can be contacted at (888) 477-2403 Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.
Packaging and labeling of pharmaceutical products, whether they are prescription drugs or over-the-counter, are extremely important in regards to consumer safety. If a drug manufacturer is found responsible for a drug product mislabeling or packaging error issue, then the drug maker may be held liable for any injuries, illnesses, or deaths that result from the oversight.
A California product liability attorney at Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley is prepared to assist individuals who have suffered harm from using a dangerous, contaminated, or defective product. We have the legal experience and resources necessary to hold major manufacturers legally accountable for their negligence and mistakes. For a free consultation and to learn more about how we can help you obtain rightful compensation, call 213-514-8332 today.