Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline issued a recall Wednesday for more than 430,000 bottles of Excedrin due to a manufacturing defect that may have left holes in the bottom of the painkiller bottles.
The full recall includes many of the company’s over-the-counter aspirin- and acetaminophen-based products sold nationwide between March 2018 and September 2020.
No injuries or incidents have been reported, but the products – sold under the brand names Excedrin Migraine Caplets, Excedrin Migraine Geltabs, Excedrin Extra Strength Caplets, Excedrin PM Headache Caplets, and Excedrin Tension Headache Caplets – have been deemed to violate the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The act mandates childproof packaging for a lengthy list of potentially hazardous household products, including over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
According to the statement issued by GlaxoSmithKline, the potentially compromised Excedrin bottles were supplied by a third-party manufacturer and were sold nationwide and online. Undamaged bottles can be kept and used as directed, and those with holes can be returned to GlaxoSmithKline for a full refund.