The Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc, which manufactures Mucinex, is voluntarily recalling over 1.5 million bottles of their congestion and cold medicines due to incorrect labeling.
The recall includes four different types of Mucinex: Mucinex Fast-Max® Night Time Cold & Flu, Mucinex Fast-Max® Cold & Sinus, Mucinex Fast-Max® Severe Congestion & Cough and Mucinex Fast-Max® Cold, Flu & Sore Throat.
The company announced on Tuesday that while the front of the bottles were labeled correctly the backs were not, which means consumers would have incorrect information in regards to side-effects, drug interactions and active ingredients such as Acetaminophen Dextromethorphan, Guaifenesin, Phenylephrine and/or Diphenhydramine.
The recall is nationwide and is being done as a precautionary measure; at this time there are no reported illnesses due to the mix-up.
Reckitt is advising that anyone with these products in their possession should dispose of them in the following manner:
•Mix liquid medicines with an unpalatable substance such as kitty litter or used coffee grounds
•Place the mixture in a container such as a sealed plastic bag
•Throw the container in your household trash
Anyone with questions or concerns can call RB Mucines Fast-Max recall toll free number at 1-888-943-4215 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M. (EST) or go online to www.mucinex.com/recall.
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