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Notification of Stolen Reckitt Benckiser Health and Personal Care Products (Los Angeles, California)

 

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Date Posted: 12/10/2012

 

 

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 health and personal care products.  The trailer containing the products was stolen while en route to a Walgreens distribution center in Moreno Valley, CA on 20th of November, 2012.  The trailer was parked at the corner of Laurel Canyon and Victory Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA at the time of the theft.  The stolen trailer contained multiple products and partial lots of Reckitt Benckiser products, including brands Mucinex®, Cepacol®, Clearasil®, Lanacane®, Scalpicin® and Durex®.  Potentially impacted lots are listed in Table 1 below.

 

All Reckitt Benckiser 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. All 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

63824-79080-00

Cepacol Mouthwash 24oz

R12G057

R12G071

R12G068

Jul 2014

Jul 2015

Jul 2015

39977-84890-00

Clearasil Cleansing Pads 90ct

KT229121

Oct 2014

39977-00909-19

Clearasil Treatment Cream Ultra 1oz

ACB51923A

Oct 2014

39977-84889-00

Clearasil Cleansing Pads Ultra 90ct

KT231061

Oct 2014

02340-30242-04

Durex Condoms Play Vibrations 9ct

WO00566195

Mar 2014

02340-30042-04

Durex Condoms Pleasure Pack 3ct

WO00587494

Nov 2016

02340-30222-00

Durex Massage Play Allure 16ct

110906P

Oct 2016

63824-00381-00

Lanacane Spray 3.5oz

KF12172B6

Jun 2015

63824-27864-00

Mucinex Children’s C&ST 4oz

2251D1

Sep 2014

63824-04136-00

Mucinex D 1200mg 36ct

WO00582882

Oct 2014

63824-01866-05

Mucinex DM Max 6oz

1004739

Oct 2013

63824-25612-02

Mucinex Mini-Melts Orange 12ct

1206772001

Aug 2014

63824-05400-00

Scalpicin Max 1.5oz

R12J130

Sep 2015

 

 

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.