RECALL: Advil Products Pulled From Idaho Stores Over Health Risk
A voluntary recall of one of the country's most widely-used anti-inflammatory, over-the-counter drugs has been issued. Improper storage of the product prior to shipment to U.S. stores is behind the decision by the makers of Advil.
If you are a frequent Idaho user of Advil products, you might want to grab the product from your medicine cabinet and check the information printed on the packaging. Like most products manufactured in the United States, Advil must be properly stored in a temperature-controlled environment prior to shipping.
The company decided it was in its best interest to issue the voluntary recall after it was learned that select products shipped between June 2022 and March 31, 2023, may have been stored in a manner that could render them ineffective or unsafe. Family Dollar Stores, of which southern Idaho has multiple locations, may have received these shipments.
The products red-flagged in the recall include tablets, caplets, and liquid medications. To view the UPC codes, batch numbers, and other information that can be used to identify the products in question, click on the U.S. Food & Drug Administration website.
Advil is a product that treats mild pain symptoms from headaches, joint discomfort, and other sources. The FDA regulates all Advil products.
If you need further assistance or believe you may have ingested these products, call the Family Dollar Store hotline at 844-636-7687. People who have these products in their possession are being urged to discard them or return them to the store in which they were purchased for a refund.