FDA Alerts the Public to Potentially Contaminated Products from Family Dollar Stores

February 19, 2022
FDA Alerts the Public to Potentially Contaminated Products from Family Dollar Stores FDA Alerts the Public to Potentially Contaminated Products from Family Dollar Stores

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting the public that several FDA-regulated products purchased from Family Dollar stores in Arkansas may be unsafe for consumers to use. Both DeWitt and Stuttgart Family Dollar stores are included in the recall.

On Friday, February 18, 2022, Family Dollar, Inc. initiated a voluntary recall on products after the presence of rodents and rodent activity was noticed at the Family Dollar Distribution Center 202 in West Memphis, Arkansas. Hazards associated with rodents include the potential presence of Salmonella, and the use or consumption of affected products may present the risk of illness and sometimes fatal infections. As of Friday, Family Dollar was not aware of any consumer complaints or reports of illness related to this recall.

According to a release from the U.S. FDA, some examples of the products that may be unsafe for consumers to use include human foods (including dietary supplements (vitamin, herbal, and mineral supplements)), cosmetics (skincare products, baby oils, lipsticks, shampoos, baby wipes), animal foods (kibble, pet treats, wild bird seed), medical devices (feminine hygiene products, surgical masks, contact lens cleaning solutions, bandages, nasal care products) and over-the-counter (OTC) medications (pain medications, eye drops, dental products, antacids, other medications for both adults and children).

For more information on the recall and to contact the company regarding the impacted products, visit https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220218005563/en/Family-Dollar-Stores-Issues-Voluntary-Recall-of-Certain-FDA-Regulated-Products-in-Six-States-Including-Drugs-Devices-Cosmetics-Foods