Burn pads sold at Meijer, Kroger recalled because they could poison young children

Posted at 5:25 AM, Nov 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-15 06:19:44-05

(WXYZ) — You may want to check around the house for this potentially hazardous product.

Alocane Emergency Burn Pads have been recalled because the packaging is not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the burn pads contain lidocaine. This poses a risk of poisoning young children if they were to place the pad in the mouth.

This recall involves the ALOCANE® Emergency Burn Pads (10 count and 15 count) which come in a white and red box with “MAXIMUM STRENGTH ALOCANE® Emergency Burn Pads” printed on the front. The product is an over the counter Gel Infused Pad with lidocaine (4%) as the active ingredient. The pads are sold in a 10 count box and 15 count box with the lot numbers 4179, 4180, 4235, 4645, 4646 or 4698 printed next to the barcode on the box. The UPC number for the affected product is 8-46241-02448-7 and can be found on the bottom of the box.

The product was sold at Meijer, Kroger, Target, Walgreens, Walmart and other pharmacies nationwide, as well as online, from March 2018 through June 2019 for about $9.

Parents and caregivers are urged to immediately stop using the recalled burn pads, store them out of reach for child safety and contact Quest Products to return the pads for a gel tube or a full refund.

Click here for more information about the recall.