Unfortunately, every year, thousands of children are seriously injured because of defective products, including playground equipment, dangerous toys, nursery products and medicines. The Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls millions of these dangerous baby products that are designed and marketed specifically for children.
These days, people assume that whatever they are purchasing has been inspected, tested, regulated, and approved by any number of private companies and government agencies. However, some things manage to fall through the cracks.
Officials have announced that 200,000 bottles of baby medicine are being voluntarily recalled out of great caution after a batch of the medication was found to have tiny plastic pieces inside. However that lot was not released to consumers, the company said. To be on the safe side, three lots of medication using the same batch of active ingredient are being recalled because of that contamination.
The dangerous products in question are bottles of concentrated Motrin Infants’ Drops Original Berry Flavor. Consumers that have the specific bottles of the medicine were asked to discard the medication. The medication was sold in the U.S. in 1/2-fl oz bottles with UPC code 300450524157. The lot numbers are DCB3T01, DDB4R01 and DDB4S01. Merchants have been asked to stop selling the product as well. Not contained within the recall are Concentrated Infants’ Motrin Drops Dye-Free Berry Flavor 1 fl oz, Children’s or Adult Motrin products.
The Consumer Product Safety Act of 2008 (“CPSA”) includes many important safeguards that are very useful in protecting families and loved ones against many unsafe products and manufacturing practices. The CPSA is responsible for overseeing the safety and compliance of thousands of consumer products, therefore consumers have to be watchful as well. It is not only crucial that consumers report defective product injury to the company and the appropriate government agency, it is also important to know what consumers’ rights are.
Source: nbcconnecticut.com, “Baby Medicine Recalled After Plastic Pieces Found” Samantha Tata, Sep. 07, 2013