Family Dollar is recalling over 430 products – can you get your money back if you bought one?

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Discount retailer Family Dollar has announced a voluntary recall of more than 430 products – ranging from toothpaste and painkillers to antiperspirants and shampoo – due to products being stored outside of label temperature requirements. The good news is that if you purchased the recalled items, you should be able to get a refund.

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The items were inadvertently stocked and shipped to select stores from May 1, 2022 to or around June 10, 2022, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. As of last week, Family Dollar has not received any consumer complaints or disease reports related to this recall, the FDA said in a July 21 posting on its website.

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Family Dollar has notified affected stores asking them to check their inventory immediately and to quarantine and discontinue sales of all affected products. Customers who purchased the affected products can return them to the Family Dollar stores where they were purchased, with or without receipts. The retailer will then issue refunds, Denver affiliate ABC reported.

This recall does not apply to Delaware, Alaska, or Hawaii, as no Family Dollar stores in Delaware received recalled products, and Family Dollar has no stores in Alaska or Hawaii.

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Several popular brands were affected by the recall, including Colgate, Dayquil, Listerine, Crest, Alka-Seltzer, Tylenol, Dr. Scholls, Purell, Old Spice and Dove.

Earlier this year, Family Dollar voluntarily recalled certain skin care products that had not been stored within the temperature limits stated on the label, Chicago’s ABC-7 reported.

For a complete list of recalled products, visit the FDA website.

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Vance Cariaga is a London-based writer, editor and journalist who previously held positions at Investor’s Business Daily, The Charlotte Business Journal and The Charlotte Observer. His work has also appeared in Charlotte Magazine, Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal, and Business North Carolina magazine. He holds a BA in English from Appalachian State University and studied journalism at the University of South Carolina. His reporting has earned him awards from the North Carolina Press Association, Green Eyeshade Awards and AlterNet. In addition to journalism, he has worked in banking, accounting and restaurant management. A North Carolina native who also writes fiction, Vance’s short story “Saint Christopher” placed second in the 2019 Writer’s Digest short story competition. Two of her short stories appear in With One Eye on the Cows, an anthology published by Ad Hoc Fiction in 2019. Her first novel, Voodoo Hideaway, is published in 2021 by Atmosphere Press.

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