Walgreens recalls pain & itch cream because of child poisoning hazard

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Walgreens has recalled two-ounce tubes of pain and itch relief cream because the packaging is not child resistant, as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.

The Well at Walgreens pain and itch relief cream contains lidocaine, which could pose a poisoning risk to young children.

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Walgreens pain and itch relief cream recalled

The recalled product can be identified by its orange and purple packaging, marked with the words “Maximum Strength” and “Pain and Itch Relief Cream 4% Lidocaine” on the front.

You should also look for the Well at Walgreens logo on the upper right-hand corner of the front of the package and the UPC bar code “3 11917 18962 8” on the back.

The cream was sold at Walgreens nationwide and online at the store’s website for around $7.

Some 74,000 units were sold to consumers from March 2017 through November 2017.

Fortunately, no injuries have been reported.

If you have this product at home, return it to your local Walgreens for a full refund.

But don’t worry if you can’t make it out to a store to return the cream. There’s also a way to receive a refund by mail.

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Natureplex LLC, the manufacturer of the cream, has a form you can fill out online to start the process.

You’ll receive a pre-paid envelope once Natureplex receives your request. Just mail your unused portion of the Well at Walgreens Pain and Itch Relief Cream back and wait for your refund check.

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