The recall affects packets of Alka-Seltzer Plus sold at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger (including Dillons Food Stores, Fred Meyer, Fry’s Food Stores, Ralphs, King Soopers and Smith’s Food and Drug) after Feb. 9, 2018, FDA said in a recall announcement issued on Thursday.

Bayer ordered the recall after it discovered that ingredients on the product’s packaging may not match what’s contained in the tablets.

“This may lead consumers to ingest a product to which they may have an allergy or anaphylactic reaction, an ingredient which may be contraindicated for their medical condition or they intend to otherwise avoid,” the recall announcement said. “There may be potential for serious health consequences.”

Affected Alka-Seltzer products can be identified by boxes which contain an orange and green background, FDA said.

To date, no illnesses or other injuries have been associated with the recall, according to Bayer.

Source: USA Today


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