Tanta Pharmaceuticals is voluntarily recalling some children's acetaminophen tablets because of reports the child-resistant packaging might not work.

Health Canada announced the recall Tuesday of all lots of Junior Strength Acetaminophen Tablets 160 mg and Children's Strength Acetaminophen Tablets 80 mg. The child-safety locks and caps on the affected products can open even in the locked position, the department said.

"This presents a risk to children who are able to open the bottle and ingest the product," Health Canada said. "Tanta Pharmaceuticals is requesting that retailers immediately stop sale of this product and return their products to the company."

These products can be found at retail locations, including Loblaws, Shoppers Drug Mart and Preferred Pharmacy.The products may also be found at other stores across the country.

Health Canada said it is monitoring the recall and will update Canadians should new information be identified.


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