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Merck recalls medicine bottles with defective caps

Posted on August 18, 2015 2:07 pm under Product Liability

Pharmaceutical giant Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp is recalling approximately 276,000 bottles of chemotherapy drugs Temodar and Temozolomide after learning that the child-resistant bottle caps might have cracks, making them ineffective in protecting kids from poisoning, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported on Tuesday, August 18.

Clinics and pharmacies nationwide have sold the medicines between July 2013 and August 2015 in 5- and 14-count brown glass bottles. The word “Temozolomide” can be found on a white label affixed to the bottle. Consumers are asked to carefully inspect the bottle caps for any cracks, and to contact Merck immediately for a free replacement cap.

Medicine bottles with defective child-resistant caps can put your kids at risk of serious, sometimes even life-threatening harm. If your family has been harmed by defective drug packaging, the product liability attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help you better understand your legal rights and options in this situation. Take your first step in pursuing justice by calling our team at (414) 271-0900 today.