Reckitt Recalls 1.5 Million Mucinex Cold Bottles for LabelsDrew Armstrong and Caroline Chen
About 1.5 million bottles of the congestion and cold medicine Mucinex are being recalled by manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc after some were found to be mislabeled.
Reckitt is recalling at least four different types of liquid-form Mucinex, which the company said Tuesday in a statement had incorrect information on the back of the bottles. The mislabeling includes incorrect information about active ingredients such as the pain reliever acetaminophen.
People with liver problems can have a serious reaction to acetaminophen, which also can cause problems when mixed with alcohol.
Reckitt has some of the affected bottles in its control and less than 1 percent had incorrect labels, according to spokeswoman Lynn Kenney.
“Even though there appears to be a very small number of affected units, we have instigated a full voluntary recall of all potentially impacted products,” Kenney said in an e-mail.
Reckitt, based in Berkshire, U.K., makes consumer products, including medicine, household and cleaning items. It reported sales of 8.84 billion pounds last year. Reckitt sells 49 million units of Mucinex annually, according to Kenney.