Novartis Issues Voluntary Recall of Excedrin, Bufferin, Other Drugs
Swiss drug-maker Novartis is recalling bottles of Excedrin, Bufferin, No-Doz and Gas-X after reports that some bottles may contain broken capsules or incorrect tablets.
The recall includes a select number of bottles of Excedrin and NoDoz products packaged with expiration dates of December 20, 2014 or earlier along with Bufferin and Gas-X products packaged with expiration dates of December 20, 2013 or earlier.
In addition to issuing the voluntary recall, Novartis has temporarily suspended operations at its Lincoln, Nebraska plant in order to conduct maintenance and improve the quality of the facility. The company announced both the recall and the suspension after an internal safety review revealed that some bottles manufactured at the plant may contain chipped or broken pills or gelcaps and that there was also the potential for some tablets to have been placed in the wrong bottle.
The company is currently working with the Food and Drug Administration to track the recalled bottles. Novartis officials have stressed that the safety of their customers is their primary concern and that as of yet, no adverse events have been reported involving the recalled drugs. A Reuters report estimates that the recall will cost the pharmaceutical company as much as $120 million.
Novartis is urging consumers who have questions or concerns regarding the recall to visit the company’s website for a full list of recalled products.
While the company maintains that there have been no complaints regarding the drugs included in the recall, there is still the potential for someone to become ill if they’ve purchased one of the affected bottles. Consumers who suffer injuries caused by a defective product or a manufacturing error need to be aware of their legal rights.
If you or a loved one has been affected by a product recall, you need to consult a qualified personal injury to determine whether you may have a claim for compensation. The product recall attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen LLP specialize in assisting victims in all 50 states who’ve been injured by a defective product.
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