ALERT: Bayer Recalls Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine
Bayer has announced a voluntary recall of Alka-Seltzer Plus products after finding that the ingredients on the front sticker may not represent the actual tablets in the carton.
The affected products are intended to relieve cold and flu symptoms such as cough, congestion, fever, and/or mucus. But because of the mislabeling, users are at risk of allergic, anaphylactic, or other adverse reactions.
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Consumers can identify recalled products by checking the logo on the lower left corner on the front of the carton. If the logo’s background is orange or green, it is included in the recall.
Bayer has began notifying retailers electronically and arranging for the mislabeled packages to be returned. So far, no complaints have been received, but the company is encouraging customers who have purchased this medication to stop using it immediately. They can contact Bayer at 1-800-986-0369 Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET to report any issues and for more information about receiving a refund.
Consumers should contact their healthcare provider immediately if they have experienced any problems that may be a result from taking this drug.