Walgreens’ Pain- and Itch-Relief Creams Recalled Due to Poisoning Risk


Now this is painful: Walgreens pain and itch relief cream has been recalled due to risk of poisoning. This recall affects approximately 74,000 units of the cream, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Natureplex is recalling the cream in question because the packaging is not child-resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. As the CPSC reports, this cream contains lidocaine, which poses a risk of poisoning to young children. Yikes! The last thing we’d ever want to do is cause harm to our precious kids — especially while we’re trying to help them recover from pain or discomfort in the first place. So even if you don’t think you have this specific pain and itch relief cream at home, it’s worth checking the medicine cabinet, just in case.

The “Well at Walgreens” pain and itch relief cream tube and packaging are both orange with a purple stripe. As seen in the photo above, they both have the words “Maximum Strength,” “Pain and Itch Relief Cream 4% Lidocaine,” and “NET WT 2 OZ (56.7 grams)” printed in white on the front. The “Well at Wallgreens” logo can be found on the front, and the UPC barcode “3 11917 18962 8” can be located on the back of the package.

Consumers who purchased the pain and itch relief cream are urged to immediately place it out of reach of any kids and then return it to Walgreens for a full refund.

Let’s do our part to keep the little ones out there safe and spread the word to everyone we know!

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