Labeling Error Prompts Recall of OTC Cough/Cold Product

The affected packages are being recalled because the ingredients on the front sticker may not match the actual product in the carton.

Bayer announced a voluntary recall of some Alka-Seltzer Plus packages due to a labeling error as ingredients on the front sticker may not reflect the actual product in the carton. 

Alka-Seltzer Plus products are intended for the temporary relief of symptoms associated with the cold and flu (eg, cough, congestion, fever, mucus).

The recalled products were only sold at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, and Kroger (including Dillons Food Stores, Fred Meyer, Fry’s Food Stores, Ralphs, King Soopers, Smith’s Food and Drug) after February 9, 2018. The specific packages can be identified by verifying the Bayer logo on the lower left corner of the front carton. If the logo has an orange or green background, it is one of the recalled products.

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The labeling error may result in individuals consuming a product to which they may have an allergic or anaphylactic reaction to. Also, the ingredient may be contraindicated with some medical conditions which could lead to serious health risks. 

Bayer has not received any complaints to date. Consumers in possession of the recalled product should discontinue use. 

For more information call (800) 986-0369 or visit