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Just months after stores were shut down and tons of products were recalled due to a nasty rat infestation, a Family Dollar stores recall is happening again — this time due to temperature control.

The product recalls include more than 430 name-brand and store-brand personal care items like Colgate toothpaste, DayQuil, Alka-Seltzer, Pepcid, Crest toothpaste, and more. The FDA discovered that the recalled items were stored “outside of labeled temperature requirements.”

No illnesses have been reported, but these products were shipped to stores across the country.

Find out if you’re affected by the nationwide Family Dollar stores recall and what next steps to take below:


Check to see if you have any of the hundreds of products that are part of the Family Dollar stores recall.

A person holding a box containing Colgate optic white toothpaste in the toothpaste section at Family Dollar.

If you shopped at any Family Dollar store — except for those in Delaware, Alaska, and Hawaii — you’re gonna want to look at the FDA’s complete list of products included in the recall. There are LOTS of them; more than 430.

Some brands included are Colgate, Alka-Seltzer, Bayer, Dove, Old Spice, Tylenol, Crest, Vicks, Motrin, Aspercreme, Zarbees, Purell, Suave, Softsoap, and more.

If you have any items on the list, immediately stop using them.


If you have a recalled item, take it back to a Family Dollar store for a full refund.

A Family Dollar sign and storefront during the day.

If you bought any of the affected products between May 1, 2022, and June 10, 2022, stop using them right away. You don’t even need a receipt to get a full refund when you return recalled items to the store.

Also, if you or anyone in your home got sick using any recalled products, then fill out their online form or download the form to mail it.



This is the second large Family Dollar stores recall this year after 1,100 dead rats were found in a distribution center.

An interior photo of an aisle inside a Family Dollar store.

Family Dollar isn’t having a great 2022. They’re still recovering from a February recall that happened after they discovered more than 1,100 dead rats at one of their distribution centers.

This resulted in a massive recall and over 400 store closures — plus the state of Arkansas is currently in a lawsuit with them over it.

Government inspectors found more than 1,100 dead rodents at the facility, but thousands more had been found over the past year. Ew.


Although Dollar Tree is technically the same company as Family Dollar, the recalls don’t affect them.

A family walking out of a Dollar Tree store.

No worries, Dollar Tree fans — it doesn’t appear that the recalls at Family Dollar affect their sister store. To get all of our best tips for shopping there, check out how to save money shopping at Dollar Tree.




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