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Bayer's Consumer Care recalls Alka-Seltzer Plus product


MORRISTOWN, N.J. Bayer's Consumer Care division on Tuesday announced the voluntary recall of a single product lot of the combination package of Alka-Seltzer Plus day & night cold formula liquid gels after identifying that the labeling on the foil blister card of certain packages within the lot (less than 4%) were printed with the label reversed. All individual liquid-filled capsules are imprinted correctly.

The affected Alka-Seltzer Plus product lot number (296939L) can be found on both the interior blister package (in black text adjacent to the expiration date) as well as on the exterior carton containing the blister packaging (embossed on the side panel under the Bayer logo).

This product was sold only in the U.S. at retail outlets nationwide.

This recall does not impact any Alka-Seltzer Plus Day & Night Cold Formula Effervescent products, individually packaged Alka-Seltzer Plus Day Non-Drowsy Cold Formula products, individually packaged Alka-Seltzer Plus Night Cold Formula products, or any other lot of Alka-Seltzer Plus Day & Night Cold Formula Liquid Gels.

The company initiated an investigation following consumer reports and found that in a limited number of combination packages of Alka-Seltzer Plus Day and Night Cold Formula Liquid Gels from a single lot, the information on the underside of the blister package was reversed. Therefore, the label for the green Night product appears under some of the blue Day product and vice versa. As such, there is a risk that consumers may not be aware of the warnings of an antihistamine in the product that could cause drowsiness.

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