Pain relief ointment recalled due to lack of child resistant packaging

The pain relieving ointment contains lidocaine, posing a risk of poisoning to young children.

A national brand of pain-relieving ointment is being recalled because its packaging is not child resistant.

"Maximum Strength Bacitraycin Plus Ointment with Lidocaine" is being recalled by its distributor First Aid Research Corp.

The pain relieving ointment contains lidocaine, posing a risk of poisoning to young children if they put it on their skin or ingest it, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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The ointment has been sold at Walgreens, Rite Aid, Kroger, BiLo, Food Lion, Giant Foods, Hannaford, Harris Teeter, Price Chopper, Stop & Shop and Tops stores nationwide from January 2014 to November 2017.

While no injuries have been reported, First Aid Research Corp. says consumers should contact United Exchange for a full refund and should keep the ointment out of reach of children.

You can learn more about this recall at CPSC.gov.