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From Products Liability Law Daily, January 30, 2018

74K tubes of pain and itch relief cream sold at Walgreens recalled for failure to meet child resistant closure requirements

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Natureplex LLC, of Olive Branch, Massachusetts, has recalled around 74,000tubes of Well at Walgreens Pain and Itch Relief Cream because the packaging is not child resistant, as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The pain and itch relief cream contains lidocaine, posing a risk of poisoning to young children (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 18-086, January 30, 2018).

Incidents and injuries. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Product description. The recalled Well at Walgreens Pain and Itch Relief Cream tube and packaging are orange with a purple stripe, with "Maximum Strength," "Pain and Itch Relief Cream 4% Lidocaine," and "NET WT 2 OZ (56.7 grams)" printed in white on the front. The Well at Walgreens logo is located on the front upper-right corner. The packaging contains the UPC bar code 3 11917 18962 8 on the back.

These tubes of cream, which were manufactured in the United States, were sold exclusively at Walgreens stores nationwide and online at from March 2017 through November 2017 for about $7.

Remedy. Consumers should place the recalled pain and itch relief cream out of the reach of children immediately and return it to Walgreens for a full refund.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Natureplex toll-free at 866-323-0107 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or online at and click on Product Safety Recall.

Companies: Walgreens; Natureplex LLC

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