Variety store chain Family Dollar is reckoning with a major headache after recalling Advil products shipped and stored at the wrong temperature over 10 months.
Ibuprofen, the chemical name for Advil, is supposed to be stored at 68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Higher temperatures can reduce the drug’s effectiveness.
The company has not received any reports of illness or consumer complaints tied to the recall.
The Family Dollar recall named only Advil-branded pain relievers and didn’t mention any other ibuprofen products. The products recalled were sent to stores nationwide from June 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023.
The pain relievers recalled include the six-, 50- and 100 count packages of 200 milligram Advil tablets, the 24-count package of 200 milligram Advil caplets, the 40-count of Advil liquid gel caplets, and the 20-count of Advil mini liquid gel caplets.
The 36-count of Advil dual action caplets, which have 125 milligrams of ibuprofen and 250 milligrams of acetaminophen, were also recalled.
The specific batch numbers of the pain killers are available in the Family Dollar recall announcement published by the Food and Drug Administration Thursday.
Family Dollar stores were told to quarantine and discontinue the sale of the affected inventory. Customers who bought the wrongly stored medicine can return it to the store of purchase, even without a receipt.