The FDA announced a nationwide recall of store branded acetaminophen caplets. Approximately 11 million bottles are affected. The manufacturer found small metal fragments in a small number of the caplets. While no illness or injuries have been reported, we recommend you ensure your patients know about the recall and check any of their acetaminophen caplets against the recalled lots. Again, this recall is for store-branded acetaminophen 500mg caplets: See below for printable lists of distributors and batch numbers.
Consumers should compare the batch number printed on their bottle label to the list of recalled batches below to see if they have acetaminophen that has been recalled. According to the FDA notice: “Consumers who believe they are in possession of the affected products should discontinue use immediately and call Perrigo’s Consumer Affairs Department, 877-546-0454 for further instructions. Any adverse reactions experienced with the use of this product should be reported to Perrigo at the above number and the FDA’s MedWatch Program by phone at 800-FDA-1088, by fax at 800-FDA-0178 or on the MedWatch website at www.fda.gov/medwatch. ”
Source: http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2006/NEW0150 7.html