Family Dollar recalls 425 improperly stored over-the-counter products


(NEXSTAR) – National dollar store chain Family Dollar is recalling hundreds of over-the-counter products after they were stored outside temperature requirements, the Food and Drug Administration announcement Thursday.

The products, which include toothpaste, lip balms, deodorants, lotions, sleeping pills, and more, were inadvertently shipped to select Family Dollar stores between May and mid-June after being improperly stored according to the temperature requirements listed for the items.

The FDA and Family Dollar have yet to explain what specifically happened to the items.

A full list of recalled items can be viewed here.

No complaints or illness reports related to these recalled items have been received by Family Dollar.

The stores will remove and stop selling the affected products, according to the FDA notice. Only Family Dollar stores in Delaware have not received the affected products. Only Family Dollar stores in Delaware have not received the affected products.

If you purchased any of the over-the-counter items listed above at a Family Dollar store, the FDA advises that you return the product to a Family Dollar store. A receipt is not required. Any questions can be directed to Family Dollar Customer Service at 844-636-7687 between 9am and 5pm EST.

If you start having problems after using any of the above, the FDA recommends that you contact your doctor or health care provider.

Earlier this year, an FDA inspector found over 1,000 dead rodents in a warehouse in West Memphis, Arkansas, Family Dollar. Between March and September of last year, an FDA report indicates that more than 2,300 live rodents were captured at the facility.

More than 400 stores were temporarily closed in February after the discovery. Family Dollar announced in May that it close arkansas warehouse in mid-July.


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