From its Allegan, Mich., headquarters, Perrigo's general manager of Consumer Healthcare, John Hendrickson said the contamination, found during a quality control process, had been linked to a third-party supplier, and that no injuries or illnesses had been reported.
In an accompanying financial statement the company, a major supplier of generic drugs, said the cost of the recall was estimated at $2.9 million, some of which may be recovered from the third-party supplier, but was expected to change fiscal 2007 earnings forecasts.
The company said consumers who have containers of the over-the-counter caplets for pain relief and fever reduction should refrain from taking any more and return the bottle to a retailer who sells the product.
Questions or concerns about the product and recall should be directed to Perrigo's Consumer Affairs Department, toll free, 877-546-0454.
Any adverse reactions experienced with the use of the product should also be reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's MedWatch Program, toll-free at 800-FDA-1088.