Family Dollar has issued a nationwide recall of at least 400 personal care and over-the-counter medical products that were improperly stored and then inadvertently shipped to retail stores across the United States.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the products were shipped to certain stores on or around May 1 through June 10 and are being recalled because they were stored outside of labeled temperature requirements.
Allergy relief tablets, children's teething gels, and cold and flu tablets were also among the items listed, including brand names like Tylenol, DayQuil, Benadryl, Colgate, and more.
As of July 26, Family Dollar, a subsidiary of Dollar Tree Inc., has not received any consumer complaints or reports of illness related to the recall.
Another RecallCustomers with questions regarding the latest recall are being asked to contact Family Dollar customer service.
If customers experience any problems related to using these products, they are asked to contact their physician or health care provider.
Additionally, consumers who have adverse reactions or quality issues with any of the listed products can report their experiences to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail, or by fax.
Federal health inspectors found unsanitary conditions at the distribution facility, including the decomposing carcasses of dead rodents.
At the time, a company spokesperson told The Epoch Times in an emailed statement that Family Dollar takes "situations like this very seriously and are committed to providing safe and quality products to our customers."
The spokesperson added that the company had been fully cooperating with all regulatory agencies involved in resolving the issue and were working to fix the problem.