The FDA is alerting consumers of a voluntary recall, concerning Bayer’s Alka-Seltzer Plus, due to labeling errors. Below is more information on the Alka-Seltzer Plus packages that Bayer is voluntarily recalling.
Products in the recall include Alka-Seltzer Plus products sold only in the U.S., after February 9, 2018. The stores where they were sold include Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, and Kroger. Kroger stores include Dillons Food Stores, Fred Meyer, Fry’s Food Stores, Ralphs, King Soopers, and Smith’s Food and Drug.
You can identify the products in the recall, by checking the Bayer logo in the lower left front corner of the carton. If the logo has an orange or green background, the product is in the recall.
The FDA says consumers who purchased the packages of Alka-Seltzer Plus should not use it.
If you are currently using this product, you should stop using it and contact your physician or healthcare provider right away, if you experience any adverse effects.
The below image, provided by Bayer, will help you identify if your Alka-Seltzer Plus product is in the voluntary recall.
Why did Bayer Announce the Voluntary Recall of Alka-Seltzer Plus Products?
Bayer is recalling certain Alka-Seltzer Plus products, because the ingredients on the front of the carton may be different from the ingredients listed on the back of the carton. Furthermore, the ingredients on the product in the carton may also be different. Bayer says this may lead to consumers ingesting ingredients which they may be allergic to, or should not be taking, because of potential for serious health consequences.
If you need to report any issues, or have questions concerning the recall, contact Bayer at (800) 986-0369. You can also contact Bayer for instructions on how to receive a refund.
What is Alka-Seltzer Plus?
Bayer says the Alka-Seltzer Plus products that are subject to the recall are intended to temporarily relieve symptoms associated with cold and flu, such as cough, congestion, fever and/or mucus.
For more information on the voluntary recall, you can visit the FDA’s or Bayer’s Alka-Seltzer Plus website.
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