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Medique is recalling over-the-counter drugs sold exclusively on Amazon.com due to failure to meet child resistant packaging requirement

Medique is recalling about 143,300 over-the-counter drugs from the product lines: Medi-First, Medi-First Plus, Medique, Dover, Otis Clapp, and Ecolab which are sold exclusively on Amazon.com due to failure to meet child resistant packaging requirement; risk of poisoning.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the over-the-counter products contain regulated substances which must be in child resistant packaging when being used in the household as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA).  The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children.

The recall involves 31 different over-the-counter drugs purchased on or after June 1, 2018 that are unexpired from the following brands:  Medi-First, Medi-First Plus, Medique, Dover, Otis Clapp, and Ecolab.  They include aspirin-containing products, acetaminophen-containing products, ibuprofen-containing products, lidocaine-containing products, diphenhydramine, loperamide, and naproxen products.  The expiration date for tablets and creams can be found on either the top or side panels of the container carton in the format [YEAR/MO].  For products in spray bottles, the expiration date in the same format is located on the front of the bottle.  The expiration date is found on the bottom for the spray cans. The 31 different recalled products are listed in the table below:

Product

Drug

Package Type

# of Packets

Medi-First Non-Aspirin Acetaminophen

acetaminophen (325 mg)

2 tablets packet

50

250

Medi-First Extra Strength Non-Aspirin Acetaminophen

acetaminophen (500 mg)

2 tablets packet

50

125

250

Medi-First Sinus Pain & Pressure

acetaminophen (500 mg)

2 tablets packet

50

125

250

Medique APAP

acetaminophen (325 mg)

2 tablets packet

250

Medique Extra Strength APAP

acetaminophen (500 mg)

2 tablets packet

50

125

250

Medique Back Pain-Off

acetaminophen (250 mg)

2 tablets packet

50

100

250

Medique CCP Caffeine Fee

acetaminophen (325 mg)

2 tablets packet

50

250

Medi-First Cold Relief

acetaminophen (325 mg)

2 tablets packet

50

125

250

Medique Cramp Tabs

acetaminophen (325 mg)

2 tablets packet

50

125

250

Medique Decorel Forte Plus

acetaminophen (325 mg)

2 tablets packet

50

250

Medique Medicidin-D

acetaminophen (325 mg)

2 tablets packet

50

100

250

Dover Aminofen

acetaminophen (325 mg)

2 tablets packet

250

Otis Clapp Back Quell

acetaminophen (200 mg)

2 tablets packet

150

Otis Clapp Mygrex

acetaminophen (500 mg)

2 tablets packet

150

Otis Clapp Valihist

acetaminophen (325 mg)

2 tablets packet

150

Medi-First Pain Relief Extra Strength

acetaminophen (110 mg)
aspirin (162 mg)

2 tablets packet

50

100

250

Medi-First Plus Pain Zappers

acetaminophen (250 mg)
aspirin (250 mg)

2 tablets packet

50

125

Medique Pain-Off

acetaminophen (250 mg)
aspirin (250 mg)

2 tablets packet

50

100

250

Medi-First Aspirin

aspirin (325 mg)

2 tablets packet

50

125

250

Medi-First Plus Aspirin

aspirin (325 mg)

2 tablets packet

50

125

Medique Aspirin

aspirin (325 mg)

2 tablets packet

12

100

250

Medique Diphen

diphenhydramine (25 mg)

1 tablet packet

24

200

Medi-First Ibuprofen

ibuprofen (200 mg)

2 tablets packet

4

50

125

250

Medique I-Prin

ibuprofen (200 mg)

2 tablets packet

3

100

250

Dover Addaprin

ibuprofen (200 mg)

2 tablets packet

250

Medi-First Burn Cream with Lidocaine

lidocaine (0.9 grams)

packets

25

Medi-First Burn Spray

lidocaine HCl (2%)

2 oz bottle

Medi-First Blood Clotting Spray

lidocaine (4%)

3 oz bottle

Ecolab Burn Cream

lidocaine (0.9 grams)

packets

25

Medique Diamode

loperamide HCl (2 mg)

1 tablet packet

6

50

100

Medique Mediproxen

naproxen sodium (220 mg)

1 tablet packet

50

100

Consumers should immediately store the recalled products in a safe location out of reach of children and contact Medique for information on how to dispose of the product and receive a full refund.  All known purchasers are being notified directly.
No incidents or injuries have been reported.
The items were sold on Amazon.com from June 2018 through June 2020 for between $2 and $59.

Consumers can contact Medique at 1-800-680-2474 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or online at mediqueproducts.com and click on “Recall Notice” at the bottom of the page for more information including registration access.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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