Popular Toothpaste Recalled By Family Dollar

(RepublicanInformer.com)- Last week, the Food and Drug Administration posted a notice announcing that Family Dollar is recalling over 400 products that had been improperly stored and shipped to an undisclosed number of its stores.

According to the FDA notice, products that had been stored “outside of labeled temperature requirements” were inadvertently shipped to Family Dollar stores between early May and mid-June.

While the FDA notice doesn’t specify how many stores were affected, Family Dollar said the recall doesn’t apply to stores in Delaware, Alaska, or Hawaii.

The recalled products include a range of items from sunscreen, soap, and moisturizer to antiperspirant, deodorant, and toothpaste. Likewise, a variety of over-the-counter medicines, including children’s teething gels, DayQuil, Benedryl, and Tylenol products were also being recalled.

Family Dollar has already notified stores instructing them to immediately check their stock and to “quarantine and discontinue the sale of any affected product.”

According to Family Dollar, which is owned by Dollar Tree, so far, there have been no reports of illnesses related to any of the recalled products. However, customers that believe they may have purchased a product affected by the recall are instructed to return the item to the Family Dollar store from where they made the purchase.

The FDA urges Family Dollar customers to contact their doctor if they experience any problems. Customers are also encouraged to report any adverse reactions or quality problems to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program.

Earlier this year, Family Dollar was forced to recall a variety of products that had been shipped to over 400 stores in six states after the presence of rodents and rodent activity was found at one of its distribution centers.