Alka-Seltzer Products Recalled
March 27, 2018
The manufacturer of Alka-Seltzer Plus products has initiated a voluntary recall of its product intended to treat flu and cold symptoms because of an issue with mislabeling. Due to this labeling mismatch, consumers who take the Alka-Seltzer Plus products may unintentionally ingest ingredients that they shouldn’t – especially those who have particular medication allergies.
Although no adverse reactions have yet been reported, consumers should still be wary if they own this product line and discontinue use immediately. The Alka-Seltzer Plus products were sold after February 9th at major retailers across the country, such as Walgreen, Kroger, Walmart and CVS. When a person unknowingly ingests ingredients that they are allergic to, they could have an anaphylactic (or an acute allergic reaction) reaction.
Bayer is the manufacturer of the Alka-Seltzer Plus products. After becoming aware of the unintentional labeling mismatch, Bayer launched its voluntary recall right away. You can read the news release on the recall from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) here: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm601371.htm.
Please keep an eye out for any of the recalled Alka-Seltzer Plus products (the logo – located on the lower left corner of the medications – has an orange or green background). If you or a loved one ingested the recalled product and had an anaphylactic or allergic reaction of any kind, please contact a representative at our firm directly.
Philadelphia Products Liability Lawyers at Galfand Berger, LLP Represent Individuals Injured by Dangerous Products
If you became ill after taking a recalled Alka Seltzer product, please contact the Philadelphia product liability lawyers at Galfand Berger. With offices located in Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Lancaster, and Reading, we serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. To schedule a consultation, call us at 800-222-8792 or complete our online contact form.