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Last updated on Tuesday, January 10, 2012
(UNDATED) - Pharmaceutical company Novartis is voluntarily recalling a number of over-the-counter drugs, including certain bottles of Excedrin and Bufferin, due to complaints about mislabeled and broken pills.
The Switzerland-based company said on its website that "there have been no related adverse (health) events" related to the problems.
At the same time, it urged U.S. consumers to "either destroy or return unused" products that are part of the recall.
The items involved in the voluntary recall include Excedrin and NoDoz products with expiration dates of December 20, 2014, or earlier, as well as Bufferin and Gas-X Prevention products with December 20, 2013, or earlier expiration dates.
"(Novartis) is taking this action as a precautionary measure, because the products may contain stray tablets, capsules or caplets from other Novartis products, or contain broken or chipped pills," the company said.
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