On August 27, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, a Pfizer Inc., division, issued a statement voluntarily recalling one lot of Children’s Advil Suspension Bubble Gum Flavored 4 FL Oz Bottle, which is sold nationally, due to a mislabeling issue.
The company stated that the dosage cup didn’t match the measurements on the instructions. The dosage cup was marked in teaspoons and the label’s instructions said milliliters (mL).
According to Pfizer, the mislabeling conflict can lead to a potential overdose. Symptoms of an overdose associated with ibuprofen are said to include nausea, vomiting, headache, drowsiness, blurred vision and dizziness.
The Children’s Advil Suspension Bubble Gum Flavored 4 FL OZ Bottle, NDC 0573-0207-30, lot R51129, that is being recalled was distributed to retailers from May 2018 through June 2018.
The statement said, “Pfizer, Inc. places the utmost emphasis on patient safety and product quality at every step in the manufacturing and supply chain process.”
They added that the company has notified the wholesalers, distributors, and retailers of the recall and urges them to stop using, distributing, and selling the product. They also recommended that the product is quarantined immediately.
Wholesalers, distributors, and retailers are asked to call Stericycle at 1-800-805-3093 between the hours of 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday, for product information and instructions on returning the product.
Consumers are advised by Pfizer to contact their healthcare provider if they have taken the product and experienced any problems related to using the medication. Consumers can call the Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Information Line at 1-800-88-Advil (1-800-882-3845) with any questions about the recall.