650,000+ Bottles Of Advil Liqui-Gels Recalled

Advil-Liqui-GelsPfizer Inc. has recalled more than 650,000 bottles of Advil Liqui-Gels, according to the FDA’s website. The company itself has not posted any of the recall information on its company or product site at the time this story is being published.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that the recall involves “Advil Liqui-Gels 200 mg (ibuprofen), 40 count, 40+20 count and 240 count bottles.” The lot numbers and expiration dates on the affected bottles are posted below. The bottles were distributed nationwide.

The reason for the recall is due to odor. The FDA’s bulletin indicates that the gelatin the Liqui-Gels contain was over-processed, “which may have caused a stronger odor of the product.” The gelatin is an inactive ingredient.

Pfizer Inc. sent a letter to disturbers recalling the product last week.  According to the Wall Street Journal, Pfizer spokeswoman Jenifer Antonacci said the recall was being done at retail-distribution centers only, not at the consumer level. They did not say why.

A list of the affected lots and expiration dates follow:

F48768 – 02/2013
F71099 – 03/2013
F74724 – 03/2013
42281 – 03/2013
42284 – 03/2013
42285 – 03/2013
42288 – 03/2013
42291 – 03/2013
1355CB – 03/2013
1712FR – 03/2013
1412RR – 03/2013
1612RR – 03/2013
2010KA – 03/2013
1362KA – 03/2013
1361KA – 03/2013
1712AR – 03/2013
1612AR – 03/2013
1112CRA – 03/2013
1812AR – 03/2013
1212CR – 03/2013
1112CR – 03/2013
2005HA – 03/2013
2053DA – 03/2013

A total of 653,162 bottles are included in the recall.

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Faroh Sauder has spent more than 30 years working as a journalist and educator. He has written on politics, international affairs, civil rights, and consumer education.Now mostly retired, Faroh continues to stay current on tech and consumer issues and reports on his interests here at News For Shoppers.