TWO LOTS OF ADVIL COLD & SINUS DAY/NIGHT CONVENIENCE PACK RECALLED BY HEALTH CANADA

Oct 04, 2021

By Jane Brown

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Check your medicine cabinet.

A labelling error has prompted a recall of specific batches of the Advil Cold and Sinus Day/Night Convenience Pack.

In its recall alert, Health Canada says the incorrectly labelled products are on the convenience pack box of 36 caplets with lot number ER 2072 and the convenience pack box of 18 caplets with lot number ER 2069. They have an expiration date of February 2023.

Incorrectly labelled Advil Cold & Sinus Day/Night Convenience Pack blister pack, front and back. The top row contains orange nighttime caplets, followed by two rows of beige daytime caplets. The foil backing on the blister pack is rotated upside down and misaligned, so the nighttime caplets are labelled as daytime caplets, and some daytime caplets are labelled as nighttime caplets. (CNW Group/Health Canada)

So the nighttime caplets are labelled as daytime caplets and some daytime caplets are labelled as nighttime caplets.

The Health Canada recall says the mislabelled packs may pose health risks, especially when taking a nighttime caplet when alertness is required such as driving a vehicle or operating machines.

“It may also cause potentially serious health consequences for those who have taken other sedatives or tranquilizers, consumed alcohol, and the elderly,” the agency said.

Those who have used the products and have concerns are being advised to consult a health-care professional.

Health Canada said the affected products started being sold nationwide in July 2021.

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