Safety Alerts & Recalls

What does this mean?

At this time, there have been no reports of accidental ingestion by children, and the medicine itself is safe for use when taken as directed. However, the medicine is not intended for children under 12 and could cause serious health problems if accidentally swallowed by a child. If you have any DayQuil Cold & Flu 24-Count LiquiCaps Bonus Packs in your medicine cabinet, you should stop using them and contact the Proctor & Gamble company at 1-800-251-3374 for a refund or replacement coupon. It is safest to throw away any recalled DayQuil that you may have but if you wish to continue using the product, you should keep it out of reach of children. Information about properly disposing of medicines can be found here: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm101653.htm

If you have a medical question or think you are experiencing side effects from this product, you should contact your healthcare provider.

Recall on Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu

Procter and Gamble is recalling 700,000 packs of Vicks DayQuil capsules because they are not childproof. The lack of child-resistant packaging means it is possible that a child could gain access to the medicine. The medicine could cause serious health problems in children if several of the capsules are swallowed.

The recall only affects DayQuil Cold & Flu 24-Count LiquiCaps Bonus Pack. Consumers can identify the recalled product by the yellow flag in the top-right corner that reads: "Bonus 20 Percent More." This recall does not impact any other DayQuil or Vicks products.

Vicks DayQuil is used to treat symptoms of cold and flu and contains the following drug ingredients: acetaminophen, a pain reliever and fever reducer; dextromethorphan, a cough supressant; and phenylephrine, a decongestant.

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Publication Date: 2009-12-21
Last Updated: 2009-12-21

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