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Family Dollar recalls 400+ products, including medicine, toothpaste, more


Family Dollar is recalling hundreds of products that were stored at the wrong temperature before being shipped off to stores. 

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the long list of recalled products includes sunscreen, cough drops, antiperspirants, soap, and more shipped to the stores on or around May 1 through June 10.

Brand names in Family Dollar’s recall include Banana Boat, Crest, Colgate, Old Spice, Dove, DayQuil, and Vicks. Click here for a full list on the FDA’s website.

The discount store chain has notified affected stores “asking them to check their stock immediately and to quarantine and discontinue the sale of any affected product,” the FDA notice said. 

Family Dollar hasn’t received any reports of customers getting sick from the products, the FDA notice said. Customers who may have bought recalled products can return them to the Family Dollar store where they were purchased without a receipt.

Customers with questions can contact Family Dollar’s customer service department at 844-636-7687 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern. Customers should contact their physician or health care provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using these products. Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of the products may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail, or by fax. Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/medwatch/report

This recall isn’t the first one Family Dollar issued this year. The chain temporarily closed hundreds of stores in six states in February after a rodent infestation was discovered in an Arkansas distribution center.

Family Dollar is owned by Dollar Tree, which is based in Chesapeake, Virginia. According to a May filing, the company operates more than 16,100 Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores in the U.S. and Canada.

This recall does not apply to Delaware, Alaska, and Hawaii as no Family Dollar stores in Delaware received any products subject to this recall and Family Dollar does not have any stores in Alaska or Hawaii.


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