Bayer issues voluntary recall of Alka-Seltzer Plus® products

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US Food & Drug announced today Bayer is voluntarily recalling Alka-Seltzer Plus® packages that:

  • Were sold only in the U.S. at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger (including Dillons Food Stores, Fred Meyer, Fry’s Food Stores, Ralphs, King Soopers and Smith’s Food and Drug) after February 9, 2018.
  • Can be identified by checking the Bayer logo located on the lower left corner of the front of the carton. If the logo has an orange or green background, the product is included in the recall (please see graphic below).

The affected packages are being recalled because the ingredients on the front sticker may not match the actual product in the carton. This may lead consumers to ingest a product to which they may have an allergy or anaphylactic reaction, an ingredient which may be contraindicated for their medical condition or they intend to otherwise avoid. There may be potential for serious health consequences.

The Alka-Seltzer Plus products subject to the recall are intended to temporarily relieve symptoms associated with cold and flu, such as cough, congestion, fever and/or mucus.

According to a press release from Bayer, consumers who purchased packages of Alka-Seltzer Plus being recalled should stop using the product and contact Bayer at 1-800-986-0369 (available Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET) with questions, to report any issues experienced or for instructions about how to receive a refund.

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Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

Bayer is notifying retailers and is arranging for return of all recalled product.

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Alka Seltzer Plus recall packaging identification guide. Source: PR Newsfoto/Bayer

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