Mentholatum recalls WellPatch Vapor Pads

August 7, 2006

The FDA and the Mentholatum Co. have notified consumers and healthcare professionals about a nationwide recall of WellPatch Cough & Cold Soothing Vapor Pads due to potential serious adverse health effects that could result if the product is ingested or chewed on by a child. This product contains camphor, eucalyptus oil, and menthol.

Mentholatum recalls WellPatch Vapor Pads

The FDA and the Mentholatum Co. have notified consumers and healthcare professionals about a nationwide recall of WellPatch Cough & Cold Soothing Vapor Pads due to potential serious adverse health effects that could result if the product is ingested or chewed on by a child. This product contains camphor, eucalyptus oil, and menthol. Possible adverse events associated with chewing or ingesting products containing camphor or eucalyptus oils can vary from minor symptoms, such as burning sensation in the mouth, headache, nausea, and vomiting, to more severe reactions, such as seizures. For more information, visit http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/safety/2006/safety06.htm#WellPatch/.

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