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.
|Item number||Description/Size||Lot Code||Lot expiration|
|63824-79080-00||Cepacol Mouthwash 24oz||R12G057 |
|Jul 2014 |
|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.