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Family Dollar Recalls Over-the-Counter Medicine, Medical Devices

The Family Dollar recall involves hundreds of OTC products, including cold and flu, pain, and allergy medications for adults and children.

On October 5, Family Dollar voluntarily recalled hundreds of OTC drugs and medical products sold between June 1 and October 4, 2023.

The company says the products were stored at temperatures outside requirements and inadvertently shipped to Family Dollar stores in 23 states. These include Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Family Dollar has not received reports of illness or customer complaints but is recalling the products as a precaution. The retailer has notified stores impacted by the recall and instructed staff to remove the items from store shelves. Customers can return recalled products without a receipt to the Family Dollar store where they purchased them.

This is not the only time the company has issued a voluntary recall of medicines and personal care products. Last year, Family Dollar recalled dozens of over-the-counter drugs and medical products due to the same storage issues.

What Family Dollar products are being recalled?

The Family Dollar recall includes dozens of generic and brand-name OTC pain, allergy, and cold and flu medications for adults and children. In addition, recalled products involve digestive health medications, including multiple brands of antacids and laxatives, and personal care products like shampoo, toothpaste, and mouthwash.

Customers can also view a downloadable document with the complete list of products involved in the Family Dollar recall.

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