Bayer Recalls Alka-Seltzer Gel Caps Over Mislabeling

Law360, New York (December 9, 2009, 5:31 PM EST) -- Bayer AG has recalled 100,000 packages of an Alka-Seltzer combination cold medicine, saying not all the product’s labels adequately warn consumers of side effects such as drowsiness.

Less than 4 percent of the gel tablet lot actually has the defect, a mislabeling of the daytime/nighttime medication that directs customers to consume the antihistamine-laced nighttime dose during the day, the company said in a press release.

The product, called Alka-Seltzer Plus Day & Night Cold Formula Liquid Gels, was sold only in the United States at retail...
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