America’s Largest Grocery Chain No Longer Sells These Drugs – Eat This Not That

The largest grocery chain in America is Kroger, and shoppers who have purchased specific types of drugs from the health care section of their local store in the past eight months should know that three of the most common painkiller pills were recalled due to a poisoning threat.

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More than 400,000 bottles of ibuprofen, acetaminophen, and asprin sold at Kroger and Kroger-owned grocery stores like Fred Meyer, JayC, Mariano’s, Smith’s, and more as well as Walgreens between July 2021 and April 2022 are not child-resistant, which is required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act, according to four different publications published by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The bottles therefore present a “risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children” who are able to open them.

Bottles of 225 tablets of Kroger brand acetaminophen for arthritis pain, bottles of 300 tablets of Kroger brand Asprin, bottles of 160 tablets of Kroger ibuprofen, bottles of 100 tablets of Kroger acetaminophen and bottles of 150 tablets of Walgreens pain reliever acetaminophen is the pill in question.

Photos courtesy of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission

“Consumers should immediately store the recalled product in a safe place, out of the reach and sight of children. Contact Kroger for information on how to properly dispose of the product and receive a full refund,” one of the recall announcements reads. All note that no incident or injury has been reported.

UPC codes and lot numbers for affected bottles can be found on the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission website. In 2020, nearly 70,000 cases of poison exposure in children were drug-related, according to Poison.org, so it’s important to check the vials in your medicine cabinet to make sure they’re not at risk. risk.

These aren’t the only grocery items to be taken off the shelves recently. This pet food is being pulled from Walmart and Target shelves due to a shortage.

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