The maker of one of Australia’s most popular cold and flu remedies has issued a recall following a formula mix-up.
Procter & Gamble Australia is recalling a batch of Vicks VapoRub Xtra Strong 100g (AUST L 372739) because the jar was incorrectly labeled as Vicks VapoRub Ointment 100g.
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Normally, Vicks Xtra Strong has a red cap and label, while the standard Vicks VapoRub has a green cap and blue/green label.
In this case, the mislabeled batch (number 222605) has a red cap and the standard blue/green label.
According to the TGA, Vicks VapoRub Xtra Strong contains different levels of active ingredients (menthol and eucalyptus oil), excipients, warnings and instructions for use than Vicks VapoRub Ointment.
This means that anyone relying solely on the jar label of the mislabeled lot could be susceptible to a reaction from the three excipients (cedarwood oil, cardamom and ginger) not listed on the Vicks VapoRub label.
your next steps
- If it has a red cap and a blue/green label, check the lot number on the label on the jar or on the box
- If you have batch 222605, return it to your place of purchase for a refund or replacement
- If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Procter & Gamble customer service team on 1800.028.280 or your doctor.
The TGA has advised that no other lots of Vicks VapoRub Xtra Strong are currently being recalled.
https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/recalls/procter-gamble-australia-recalls-batch-of-vicks-vaporub-xtra-strong-100g-over-formula-mix-up-c-8963792 Vicks VapoRub Recall: The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is recalling a batch of incorrectly formulated Vicks VapoRub Xtra Strong 100g