The following notice has been issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency:

People should check bottles of some own-brand children’s blackcurrant cough syrup to see if they need a replacement.

A problem with one of the ingredients in these medicines has been identified which could cause them to allow mould to grow. There is a low risk that the mould could make the child unwell or cause a reaction, although to date we are not aware of any cases where this has happened. As a precaution it has been decided to recall affected batches.

Only a small number of batches from 8 different products are being recalled. No other cough syrups are affected.

Brand and Product Description
Asda Children’s Dry Cough Syrup Glycerol Blackcurrant Flavour
Batch Number(s): 274V1, 276V1, 278V1, 283W1
Expiry Date: 01-Aug-2020, 01-Oct-2020, 01-Dec-2020, 01-Feb-2021

Brand and Product Description
Bell’s Healthcare Children’s Dry Cough Glycerin
Batch Number(s): 0.75g/5ml Syrup
Expiry-date: 280V3     01-Dec-2020

Brand and Product Description
Morrisons Children’s Dry Tickly Cough Glycerin 0.75g/5ml Oral Solution
Batch Number(s): 282W1
Expiry Date: 01-Jan-2021

Brand and Product Description
Numark Children’s Dry Cough 0.75 g/5 ml Oral Solution
Batch Number(s): 280V1, 288W1
Expiry Date: 01-Dec-2020, 01-Apr-2021

Brand and Product Description
Sainsbury’s Children’s Dry Cough 0.75g/5ml Syrup
Batch Number(s): 275V1
Expiry Date: 01-Sep-2020

Brand and Product Description
Superdrug Children’s Dry Tickly Cough Glycerin 0.75 g/5 ml Oral Solution
Batch Number(s): 280V2, 284W1
Expiry Date: 01-Dec-2020, 01-Mar-2021

Brand and Product Description
Tesco Children’s Dry Cough Syrup
Batch Number(s): 277V1, 278V2, 281W1
Expiry Date: 01-Oct-2020, 01-Dec-2020, 01-Jan-2021

Brand and Product Description
Wilko Tickly Cough 0.75g/5ml Oral Solution
Batch Number(s): 275V2
Expiry Date: 01-Sep-2020

Asda cough syrup
Bell's Healthcare cough syrup
Morrison's cough syrup
Numark cough syrup
Sainsbury's cough syrup
Superdrug cough syrup
Tesco cough syrup
Wilko cough syrup

For further information click here.

Recall: Various Children’s Blackcurrant Cough Syrup

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