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In an urgent announcement, WebMD reports that the Mentholatum Company has recalled the WellPatch Cough & Cold Soothing Vapor Pads because children who take off the pad and chew on it could get seriously ill and may even experience seizures. The FDA advises anyone in possession of the pads to discard or return them to the purchase place and receive a full refund.

The label on the Vapor Pads indicates possible use for children as young as two and is placed on the skin. It includes ingredients such as camphor, eucalyptus oil and menthol. Any reaction to the pads needs to be reported to FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event program at 800-332-1088 or online at www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm.

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