Over-the-Counter Painkiller Recalled Nationwide
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall of acetaminophen caplets manufactured and distributed under various store-brands, because of small metal fragments found in a small number of these caplets. Approximately 11 million bottles containing varying quantities of acetaminophen 500mg caplets are affected by this recall. The recall was initiated voluntarily by Perrigo Company of Allegan, Michigan. According to the FDA, no illnesses or injuries have been reported in connection with this product, and no consumer complaints have been reported to the FDA or Perrigo. Consumers can determine if they are in possession of this recalled acetaminophen by locating the batch number printed on the container label. FDA has released a List of Stores that carry store-brands potentially affected by this recall, and a list of the Recalled Batch Numbers. The FDA advises consumers who are in possession of the affected products to discontinue use immediately and call Perrigo's Consumer Affairs Department, 877-546-0454 for further instructions.