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Notification of Stolen Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare Products (Richland, Mississippi)

 

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Date Posted: 11/7/2012

 

Reckitt Benckiser is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Criminal Investigation (OCI), and other law enforcement officials to recover cases of select lots of retail, non-prescription, consumer healthcare products.  The trailer containing the products was stolen while en route to a Reckitt Benckiser Distribution Center in Atlanta, Georgia on 21st of October, 2012.  The trailer was parked at the Capitol Fuel Center truck stop in Richland, Mississippi at the time of the theft.  The stolen trailer contained multiple products and partial lots of Reckitt Benckiser Mucinex product, including brands such as Mucinex ®, Mucinex DM®, and Mucinex D®.  Potentially impacted lots are listed in Table 1 below.

 

All Mucinex® products are safe and effective when used as directed and purchased from legitimate and reputable retail outlets and pharmacies. Reckitt Benckiser recommends that consumers always inspect the product and label for signs of tampering before opening. Mucinex products are packaged in "tamper-evident" containers, meaning that if the package has been opened, it will be evident to the consumers. In addition, consumers and retailers should report any evidence of suspected product tampering to our toll-free number 866-682-4639.

 

Reckitt Benckiser advises consumers and retailers to always purchase product only from trusted and reliable sources.  For consumer inquiries about a specific product, please call the toll-free number (866-682-4639) identified on the package.

 

Anyone who has information regarding this incident, or has received suspicious or unsolicited offers for the specified Reckitt Benckiser products after the date of the theft, is encouraged to contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Criminal Investigations at 1-800-551-3989 or to visit the OCI Web Site (http://www.fda.gov/OCI).

 

 

Below is the list of affected products, including Item number, Description/Size, Lot Code and Lot expiration.

TABLE 1

 

Item number

Description/Size

Lot Code

Lot expiration

63824-00850-00

Mucinex SE 600mg 500ct     

WO00592033

 Oct 2015

63824-02328-06

Mucinex SE 1200mg 28ct        

WO00585732

Sept 2014

63824-04124-03

Mucinex D 1200mg 24ct

WO00587716

Sept 2014

63824-05620-06

Mucinex DM 600mg 20ct

WO00587710

Oct 2014

63824-05636-00

Mucinex DM 600mg 6ct          

WO00587745

Oct 2014

63824-05736-03

Mucinex D 600mg 36ct 

WO00589117

Aug 2014

63824-84944-00

63824-85226-00

63824-85226-00

63824-85228-00

63824-85228-00

Mucinex  Mix 432ct Max PDM (Kit)

Mucinex SE 1200 48ct

Mucinex SE 1200 48ct

Mucinex DM 1200 48ct

Mucinex DM 1200 48ct

 

WO00589483

WO00585733

WO00587721

WO00584227

WO00587731

 

Aug 2014

Sept 2014

Sept 2014

Aug 2014

Sept 2014

 

 

 

Reckitt Benckiser has taken quick and appropriate actions to ensure the safety of their products and will continue to work closely with law enforcement, the FDA, and distribution partners to maintain the integrity of the supply chain.