Walgreens Pain and Itch Relief Cream Does Not Meet Child Resistant Closure Requirement

The pain and itch relief cream contains lidocaine, posing a risk of poisoning to young children

Walgreens Pain and Itch Relief Cream Does Not Meet Child Resistant Closure Requirement
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February 1, 2018

Natureplex has announced the recall of 74,000 tubes of Well at Walgreens pain and itch relief cream.

The packaging of the affected product is not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The pain and itch relief cream contains lidocaine, posing a risk of poisoning to young children.

Packaging Details

The recalled Well at Walgreens Pain and Itch Relief Cream tube and packaging are orange with a purple stripe. Maximum Strength, Pain and Itch Relief Cream 4% Lidocaine, and NET WT 2 OZ (56.7 grams) are printed in white on the front of the packaging. The Well at Walgreens logo is located on the front upper right corner. The packaging also contains a UPC bar code of 3 11917 18962 8 on the back.

When and where was the cream sold?

The impacted Well at Walgreens Pain and Itch Relief Cream was sold at Walgreens stores nationwide and online at Walgreens.com from March 2017 through November 2017.

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

What should consumers do?

Consumers should immediately place the recalled pain and itch relief cream out of the reach of children and return it to Walgreens as soon as possible for a full refund.

Consumers with questions or concerns about this recall should call Natureplex toll-free at (866) 323-0107.