Pain reliever recalled after metal found in pills

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@J_peso (2434)
United States
November 10, 2006 12:04pm CST
Consumers read the fine print on bottles of acetaminophen to see if they are being recalled because of possible contamination with metal Perrigo Co sells acetaminophen to more than 120 of America's best-known retailers, including Wal-Mart, CVS, Albertsons and Safeway, which owns the Tom Thumb stores in North Texas. Those companies in turn sell Perrigo products under their own or other private labels. I think its totally irresponsible on the company and the superstores/firms part for ahving sold those tablets without adequate tests. But then their recalling back the defective pills is a PR effort on their part. So prolly we should cut them some slack. What do you guys say?
4 responses
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
10 Nov 06
My mom called me last night about this. Things get recalled all the time - not that big of a deal. The chances of having a bad bottle are really small. It isn't the stores responsibility to test everything they sell. They rely on their supplier to test the product and make sure it is safe for distribution.
@J_peso (2434)
• United States
10 Nov 06
thanks for your response. You are absolutely right when u say it is not the stores responsibility .....but then the pills are bought for they belong to a brand that the customers prolly trust. So its kinda mandatory that they have better more reliable suppliers:) dont ya think so
@J_peso (2434)
• United States
10 Nov 06
thanks for your response. You are absolutely right when u say it is not the stores responsibility .....but then the pills are bought for they belong to a brand that the customers prolly trust. So its kinda mandatory that they have better more reliable suppliers:) dont ya think so
@jray721 (1969)
• United States
10 Nov 06
yeah, i heard about that on the news last night! thats crazy !
@J_peso (2434)
• United States
10 Nov 06
thanks for ya response ...do u think the corpporations owe the ppl that bought those pills at the very least an apology?
• United States
10 Nov 06
1. It is only the bottles of acetaminophen themselves that are recalled. Other products that contain acetaminophen are not being recalled. 2. Apparently, this commpany makes a ton of generic products. They estimate that every American consumes 1 of their products every four days. 3. this company has had a lot of recalls in the last few years. The FDA inspects them every few months, rather than every 2 years like everyone else. See #2 for why this makes me nervous. 4. The effect of taking one of the contaminated pills is slight. But, better to be safe than sorry. Check the FDA website for the recall information and throw out anything you think is suspect.
@J_peso (2434)
• United States
10 Nov 06
thanks for your response .....hmm thats all true ...its kinda scary ..though metals in microbits dont really hurt much but then they could add up
@zuri25 (2127)
• United States
10 Nov 06
Thanks - thanks
Wow. I didn't know that. That's kinda scary because acetaminophen is found in a crap load of medications. Do you happen to know what the effects of consuming these contaminated pills is? I will definitely think twice before I go out and buy cold meds and stuff. Thanks for the info!
@J_peso (2434)
• United States
10 Nov 06
the news article did not give details abt the metal .....and it did not confirm any reports of injury/illness related to this but the contaminated pills could cause minor stomach discomfort or possible cuts to the mouth and throat.