Glaxosmithkline Recalls Alli®
|This is how alli is suppose to look like.|
GSK received inquiries from consumers in seven states about bottles of alli® that contained tablets and capsules that were not alli®. A range of tablets and capsules of various shapes and colors were reported to be found inside bottles. Additionally, some bottles inside the outer carton were missing labels and had tamper-evident seals that were not authentic. These tampered products were purchased in retail stores.
“Safety is our first priority and we are asking retailers and pharmacies to remove all alli from their shelves immediately,” said Colin Mackenzie, President Consumer Healthcare North America. “We have posted a Consumer Alert on our website, www.myalli.com, and issued a News Release with information and photographs to help consumers determine if their alli is authentic.”
Alli® is a turquoise blue capsule with a dark blue band imprinted with the text “60 Orlistat”. It is packaged in a labeled bottle that has an inner foil seal imprinted with the words: “Sealed for Your Protection.” Consumers should confirm any alli® in their possession matches this description. Pictures of the product are above, and available at www.myalli.com.
Consumers who have a product they're unsure about or concerned about, should not use it. Instead, they should call GSK promptly at 800-671-2554, and a representative will provide further instructions. If they have consumed a questionable product, they should also contact their healthcare providers.
“We are committed to finding out what happened and to doing everything possible to prevent future issues with alli®,” said Mackenzie. “We regret any inconvenience caused by this retailer recall.”
What Does The Tampered Product Look Like:
- The outer carton may look authentic.
- The bottle may contain a range of tablets and capsules of various shapes and colors.
- The bottle may not have a label.
- The bottle’s tamper evident seal may not be intact, not be made of foil and/or not have the authentic alli® wording: “Sealed for your Protection.”
- The lot numbers and expiration dates on the bottle do not match the lot number and expiration date on the outer carton.
- To date, some bottles bearing the following lot numbers and expiration
dates on the carton have been reported to us by consumers as containing
product other than alli®:
- Carton Lot 14372, Expiration: 02/28/2016
- Carton Lot 14395, Expiration: 02/28/2016
- Carton Lot 14124, Expiration: 09/30/2015
- Carton Lot 14267, Expiration: 01/31/2016
- Carton Lot 14442, Expiration: 04/30/2016