Family Dollar issued two separate recalls on more than 40 over-the-counter health products that were stored at improper temperatures and shipped to stores between May and June 2022, the company said in a notice shared by the Food and Drug Administration.
Among the items are toothpaste, bandages, denture cream, pregnancy tests and condoms. In July, Family Dollar stores recalled more than 400 products that were stored at the wrong temperatures, including pain relievers, deodorant, toothpaste and soap.
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Products in one recall were shipped to select stores from about May 1 through June 10. Stores in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Alaska or Hawaii did not receive any recalled products. The full list includes brands such as:
• At Home
• Clear Eyes
• Dr Talbot’s
• First Response
• New Skin
• Simply Saline
The other recalled items include a number of Colgate dental products that were shipped to stores in Arizona, California, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas and Utah from about May 1 through June 21.
To date, Family Dollar has not received any consumer complaints or reports of illness linked to the recalled products. The company has notified its affected stores and asked them to check their stock and discontinue the sale of the items.
Customers may return any of the recalled items to the store where they were purchased. No receipt is necessary. Any questions regarding the recall can be addressed by phoning Family Dollar Customer Service at 844-636-7687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
Anyone who experiences any problems that may be related to using these products should contact their physician or health care provider.
Negative reactions or quality issues resulting from use of recalled items may also be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch adverse event reporting program in the fol lowing ways:
• Complete and submit a report online.
• Regular mail or fax: Download the form for consumers, or call 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form. Complete and return to the address listed on the form, or submit by fax to 800-332-0178.