In cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), GSK Consumer Healthcare (the manufacturer of Excedrin®) is asking consumers who have purchased large-sized Excedrin (50 count and above) to check their plastic bottles for holes (likely to be around the base of the bottle).
Excedrin® is contained in child-resistant plastic bottles (sold within a cardboard carton) to prevent the risk of a child accessing or swallowing a caplet or geltab. However, a hole in the bottom would compromise this safety feature.
While the likelihood there are bottles on the market with holes is low, we are asking anyone who has purchased large-sized Excedrin (50 count and above) to check their Excedrin products and if there is a visible issue, contact GSK Consumer Relations at 1-800-468-7746 for a full refund. If your Excedrin bottle is not damaged, the product is safe to use as directed on the label.
We take product safety very seriously at GSK and while we have not received any complaints or safety concerns to date on this potential problem, we are still letting consumers know so they can check their Excedrin bottles themselves. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience, and please be assured we are working closely with the bottle manufacturer to fix this problem as quickly as we can.
Please note that this is NOT a consumer-level recall.