GLAXOSMITHKLINE REPORTS ALLI® PRODUCT TAMPERING,
ALERTS CONSUMERS TO UNKNOWN PRODUCT IN ALLI® PACKAGES
(MOON TOWNSHIP, PA) - March 26, 2014 — GlaxoSmithKline
(GSK) is alerting consumers that some bottles of its alli® over-the-counter
weight loss medication have been tampered with. Consumer safety is GSK’s
primary concern. We have initiated an investigation and are working with the Food and
The Tampered Product Look Like:
The outer carton may look authentic.
The bottle may contain a range of tablets and
capsules of various shapes and colors.
The bottle may not have a label.
The bottle’s tamper evident seal may not be intact,
not be made of foil and/or not have the authentic alli® wording: “Sealed for
The lot numbers and expiration dates on the
bottle do not match the lot number and expiration date on the outer carton.
To date, some bottles bearing the following
lot numbers and expiration dates on the carton have been reported to us by
consumers as containing product other than alli®:
Carton Lot 14372, Expiration: 02/28/2016
Carton Lot 14395, Expiration: 02/28/2016
Carton Lot 14124, Expiration: 09/30/2015
Carton Lot 14267, Expiration: 01/31/2016
Carton Lot 14442, Expiration: 04/30/2016
Tampered Product Was Found:
These tampered products were reportedly
purchased by consumers at retail stores in the following seven states: Alabama,
Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina and Texas.
Authentic alli® Looks Like:
alli® is a turquoise blue capsule with a
dark blue band. It is packaged in a labeled bottle that has an inner foil seal
imprinted with the words: “Sealed for your Protection.” The same Lot and
Expiration Date codes should be printed on both the bottle label and the outer
carton. Check to make sure your alli® looks like this.
To see photos of authentic alli
capsules, bottle with label and alli carton, please go to www.myalli.com.
Consumers Should Do:
Consumers should not use the product
if the authentic alli® features as described above are not present, or if they
have any concerns.
If you have consumed any product which you
think may not be alli®, you should contact your healthcare provider.
GSK is seeking cooperation from consumers in
this investigation. If you suspect you have purchased any inauthentic alli®
product, please promptly contact our Consumer Relations line at 800-671-2554 and a representative will provide you with further
instructions. All product and packaging materials, including pamphlets, seals,
etc. should be retained pending further instructions.