Oct. 23, 2014 -- More than 11,600 boxes of Assured brand naproxen pain relief tablets distributed to Dollar Tree stores are being recalled because they might actually contain bottles of ibuprofen, a different type of pain drug.
The recall by Contract Packaging Resources, Inc. includes boxes labeled as containing 15-count bottles of 220-milligram tablets of naproxen sodium, but may actually contain bottles of ibuprofen softgels in 200 mg strength, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.
People who can't use ibuprofen due to allergy but mistakenly take the ibuprofen softgels could suffer problems ranging from mild irritation and hives to life-threatening allergic reactions.
The recalled products were sold in Dollar Tree retail stores across the United States and on the company's website. Consumers can return the recalled products to the place of purchase.