RICHMOND: Family Dollar Inc., variety store chain, has initiated a voluntary retail level product recall of certain products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that were stored and shipped to 404 stores from Family Dollar Distribution Center 202 in West Memphis, Arkansas from January 1, 2021
The recall of products is due to the presence of rodents and rodent activity at Family Dollar Distribution Center 202. There are numerous hazards associated with rodents including the potential presence of Salmonella.
Use or consumption of affected products may present risk of illness due to the potential presence of Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in infants, young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant persons, persons with pre-existent pathology and others with weakened immune systems.
Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. To date, Family Dollar is not aware of any consumer complaints or reports of illness related to this recall.
Products covered by this retail level recall include all drugs; medical devices; cosmetics; dietary supplements; and food products. The recall does not apply to products shipped directly to the stores by the distributor or manufacturer, such as all frozen and refrigerated items.
Family Dollar is notifying its affected stores by letter asking them to check their stock immediately and to quarantine and discontinue the sale of any affected product. Customers that may have bought affected product may return such product to the Family Dollar store where they were purchased without receipt.