Alocane is recalling 153,000 Emergency Burn Pads that contain lidocaine because when tampered with, the packaging can be opened by children, exposing them to the medication that is poisonous when swallowed.
The pads were sold in 10-count and 15-count white and red boxes. The active ingredient in the gel pads is 4% lidocaine. The UPC number is 8-46241-02448-7. The lot numbers of the recalled product are: 4179, 4180, 4235, 4645, 4646 and 4698.
The product was sold between March 2018 through June 2019 at Walgreens, Walmart, Target, Kroger, Meijer, other pharmacies nationwide and online at Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com, Overstock.com, MyQuestStore.com and Alocane.com. They retailed at about $9 per box.
Consumers should keep the pads away from children and contact Quest Products for a refund or replacement product that has child-resistant packaging. Reach Quest customer service at 800-650-0113 or visit https://alocane.com/index.php/alocane/contact-us.
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