Lack of Child Resistant Closure Leads to Recall of Bacitraycin Plus Lidocaine Ointment

Since the ointment contains lidocaine, it poses a risk of poisoning to young children if they put it on their skin or ingest it

Lack of Child Resistant Closure Leads to Recall of Bacitraycin Plus Lidocaine Ointment
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march 9, 2018

Failure to meet child resistant closure requirements has prompted the recall of 500,000 tubes of Maximum Strength Bacitraycin Plus Ointment with Lidocaine.

The packaging of the recalled pain relieving ointment is not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. Since the ointment contains lidocaine, it poses a risk of poisoning to young children if they put it on their skin or ingest it.

Recalled Product Details

The recalled Maximum Strength Bacitraycin Plus Ointment with Lidocaine comes in a white, one ounce tube with Bacitraycin Plus printed on the front in green. Lidocaine is one of the two active ingredients listed on the back of the tube. The tube measures approximately 5 inches long by 1 inch wide. The lot number is printed on the end of the tube.

The following lot numbers are included in the recall: 16001 through 16002, 404001 through 404002, 405001 through 405003, 406001 through 406004, 407001 through 407002, 415001 through 415010, 416001 through 416003, and 417001 through 417004.

Where and when was it sold?

The recalled Bacitraycin Plus Ointment was sold at BiLo, Food Lion, Giant Foods, Hannaford, Harris Teeter, Kroger, Price Chopper, Rite Aid, Stop & Shop, Tops, and Walgreens stores nationwide from January 2014 through November 2017.

No illnesses or injuries related to this recall have been reported, to date.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should immediately place the recalled ointment out of the reach of children and contact United Exchange, the product's importer, for instructions on how to receive a full refund from the place of purchase.

United Exchange can be reached by calling toll-free (888) 645-8204.