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Medication Recalled for Child Safety Risk

A pain and fever medication is being recalled because the packaging is not childproof, according to news reports.

Nearly 900,000 bottles of Rugby child pain and fever drops for children are being recalled because the package does not meet child-proof standards. The dropper for dispensing the drug does not have child-resistant design. A child may be able to access the product, which poses serious dangers if a child were to consume the medicine over the recommended dosage.

Thankfully, there have not been any reports of injuries or illnesses as a result of the product.

The recalled medicine was sold in drug and grocery stores across the country since January 2009. They contain acetaminophen, which requires child-proof packaging due to the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.

As a Bellevue personal injury lawyer, I hope that nobody is adversely affected by this product. I urge customers who purchased this product to immediately throw it away and remove it from a child’s environment and obtain a free replacement dropper. Medicine can be beneficial for children, but it’s important to stick to strict guidelines on the amount of medication given to kids. Taking too much medicine can lead to serious heath problems in children, including death.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled product, contact a personal injury lawyer who can help.