RB Issues Voluntary Recall of Liquid Bottles of MUCINEX® FAST-MAX® Night Time Cold & Flu; MUCINEX® FAST-MAX® Cold & Sinus;  MUCINEX® FAST-MAX® Severe Congestion & Cough and MUCINEX® FAST-MAX® Cold, Flu & Sore Throat Due to Undeclared Levels of Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan, Guaifenesin, Phenylephrine and/or Diphenhydramine

April 21, 2015 – Parsippany, NJ, RB (formerly Reckitt Benckiser) has recalled certain lots of liquid bottles of MUCINEX® FAST-MAX® Night Time Cold & Flu; MUCINEX® FAST-MAX® Cold & Sinus; MUCINEX® FAST-MAX® Severe Congestion & Cough and MUCINEX®  FAST-MAX® Cold, Flu & Sore Throat  because the over-the-counter medications, which correctly label the product on the front of the bottle and lists all active ingredients, may not have the correct corresponding drug facts label on the back. This recall was due to a confirmed report from a retailer.

This mislabelling could cause the consumer to be unaware of side effects and/or risks associated with the ingestion of certain product ingredients which include Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan, Guaifenesin, Phenylephrine and/or Diphenhydramine. The voluntary recall is being issued nationwide as a precautionary measure to ensure our consumers have all relevant facts and warnings for the active ingredients contained in the bottle.

Consumers could take a product with undeclared levels of Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan, Guaifenesin, Phenylephrine and/or Diphenhydramine. Consumers would not be adequately warned of side effects which could potentially lead to health complications requiring urgent medical intervention, particularly in the case of acetaminophen use in people with liver impairment, taking three or more alcoholic drinks or when taking other medicines containing this active ingredient without consulting a doctor.

RB is notifying its distributors and customers by direct correspondence. As a precautionary measure, RB is asking consumers to responsibly dispose of any unused product in accordance with the following recommended guidance for drug disposal in your household trash:

  • Mix liquid medicines with an unpalatable substance such as kitty litter or used coffee grounds

  • Place the mixture in a container such as a sealed plastic bag

  • Throw the container in your household trash. Consumers who have purchased this product can also contact the RB MUCINEX FAST-MAX recall toll free number at 1-888-943-4215 between the hours of 8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m eastern standard time with any questions or to speak with a representative, and should refer to our website, www.mucinex.com/recall for the accurate related drug facts information. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

Click here to get a full list of Lot numbers and expiration dates.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Where do I find the lot codes?

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Maximum Strength* Mucinex® Fast-Max® Cold, Flu & Sore Throat Liquid

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Maximum Strength* Mucinex® Fast-Max® Night Time Cold & Flu Liquid

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Maximum Strength Mucinex® Fast-Max® Severe Congestion & Cough Liquid

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Maximum Strength* Mucinex® Fast-Max® Cold & Sinus Liquid

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Combo packs including recalled product  

Maximum Strength Mucinex® Fast-Max® Day Time Severe Cold and Maximum Strength Mucinex® Fast-Max® Night Time Cold & Flu

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Maximum Strength Mucinex® Fast-Max® Day Time Severe Congestion & Cough and Maximum Strength Mucinex® Fast-Max® Night Time Cold & Flu

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I know if I have purchased the recalled product?

    Please refer to this list of products to determine if you have purchased one of the recalled lots.

  • If it is part of the recall, what do I do with the product?  Should I throw the product away, return it to the store or send it back?

    As a precautionary measure, RB is asking consumers to responsibly dispose of any unused product in accordance with the following recommended guidance for drug disposal in your household trash:           

    1. Mix liquid medicines with an unpalatable substance such as kitty litter or used coffee grounds

    2. Place the mixture in a container such as a sealed plastic bag

    3. Throw the container in your household trash. Consumers who have purchased this product can also contact the RB MUCINEX FAST-MAX recall toll free number at 1-888-943-4215 between the hours of 8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. Eastern standard time with any questions or to speak with a representative, and should refer to our website, www.mucinex.com/recall for the accurate related drug facts information. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

  • Can I get a refund or replacement for the product?

    Please visit us at www.Mucinex.com/recall-form or contact us at 1-888-943-4215       

  • Can I still use the product?

    The health and safety of our consumers is our top priority and as a precautionary measure, RB is asking consumers to responsibly dispose of any unused product. Since there may be partially incorrect drug facts label on the back panel of the affected lots, you should consult your doctor and review the appropriate corresponding drug facts label which can be found at www.mucinex.com.       

  • I have already taken some of the product, should I be concerned?

    The front of the bottle is correctly labeled and lists all active ingredients. Although there may be partially incorrect drug facts label on the back panel of the affected lots, these products are safe when used as directed by the appropriate drug facts label which can be found at www.mucinex.com. Consumers are advised to contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have any concerns or are experiencing any problems after taking these drug products If you experienced an adverse event with the product, please contact us at 1-888-943-4215, Option #3.