Recalls And Warnings

Novartis, Sandoz recall prescription drugs; packaging not child resistant

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Approximately 470,000 packages of prescription medication are being recalled because they don't meet federal safety standards.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the blister packages for multiple Sandoz and Novartis medications are not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act, posing a poisoning risk to children.

The recalled drugs are packaged with 3 to 10 tablets per blister card.

Consumers should immediately move the blister cards out of the sight and reach of children and contact Novartis or Sandoz for further instructions. Novartis and Sandoz are advising consumers to continue to using the medication as directed once the blister packages are secured, according to the CPSC.

Sandoz and Novartis can be reached toll-free at 888-669-6682 from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

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