Family Dollar stores are recalling hundreds of items that were stored at improper temperatures. The recall is extremely wide-ranging and covers items from toothpaste to eye drops. If you’ve shopped at Family Dollar recently, it’s vital that you review this recall notice and take the actions recommended by the retailer.
Read on for a partial list of recalled items, when they were sold, and what you should do if you’ve purchased any of these products. Remember, just because you don’t feel like a product is dangerous, that doesn’t mean you should continue to use it despite the recall notice!
The US Food and Drug Administration says the recalled products were mistakenly shipped to Family Dollar stores around the country after being stored at the wrong temperature. The products were meant to be discarded, not shipped out for sale.
The FDA confirmed that none of the recalled products were shipped to any locations in Delaware, so shoppers there are free to disregard this notice. Shoppers in Hawaii and Alaska also have nothing to worry about – there are no Family Dollar locations in those states.
However, shoppers in the other 47 states could have accidentally purchased recalled products. The recalled items were shipped to Family Dollar stores between May 1 through June 10, so if you’ve shopped there in the past three months, you might have purchased a recalled item.
Family Dollar says that it hasn’t received any reports of customer illness resulting from the recalled products. However, the chain is still issuing the recall notice out of an abundance of caution.
Items like antiperspirants, sunscreen, toothpaste, pain relievers, cough drops, and soap are meant to be stored at specific temperatures. For a full list of recalled items, check the FDA’s website here.
The FDA says that Family Dollar is notifying stores and “asking them to check their stock immediately and to quarantine and discontinue the sale of any affected product.” This should keep more customers from mistakenly buying the offending items. In the meantime, the brand says that customers should check any items they’ve recently purchased from Family Dollar locations.
Customers who may have purchased affected items may return them to the store for a refund, with or without a receipt. Moreover, those with questions regarding the recalled items can contact Family Dollar at 844-636-7687 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Time.