Advil products recalled
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare is voluntarily recalling specific lots of three Advil products due to a missing FDA-mandated warning on the product labels, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent April 3.
While the product label does include the risk of heart attack and stroke, it lacks the detailed warnings required by the FDA: risk of heart failure and the symptoms of heart problems or stroke (i.e., chest pain, trouble breathing, weakness in one part or side of body, slurred speech, leg swelling). As a result, a consumer who uses the product and experiences a cardiovascular or cerebrovascular event may fail to recognize the event or its severity.
The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall to all its stores, said Richard Stith, Chief, Public Health Division, DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. Whenever a commissary has recalled or withdrawn products in its inventory, they are immediately removed from store shelves.
The following products are affected by this recall:
- Advil Allergy Congestion Relief Tablet, 10 count: UPC 305730196109 with lot codes of 0017DA, 0045DB, 9324HA, 9327HA, 9327VB, 9353WA and R73995 all with an expiration date of July, 31, 2021
- Advil Allergy Congestion Relief Tablet, 20 count; UPC 305730196208 with a lot code of R53915 and an expiration date of May 31, 2020
- Advil Liqui-Gels 200 MG Minis, 160 count: UPC 305731769890
- with lot codes of 9093EB, R53074, and R53075 with an expiration date of Oct. 30, 2020
- with lot codes of R53076, R53077, and R53081 with an expiration date of Nov. 30, 2020
- with a lot code of R53901 and an expiration date of Feb. 28, 2021
- with a lot code of R53902 and an expiration date of March 31, 2021
- with a lot code of R62780 and an expiration date of June 30, 2021
There have been no reported complaints related to this recall.
Customers should return this product to the commissary of purchase for a full refund.