RECALL- Children’s Cold Syrup Removed Due To Potential Overdose Risk

Two of flavors of children’s liquid cold medicine products have been recalled due to a potential overdose risk. Nine over-the-counter drug retailers, including CVS, Stop & Shop and Giant, have pulled the medicine from its shelves.

The products, which are sold nationwide under a variety of brand names, are being pulled because the dose cups have incorrect markings. Perrigo Company said the flawed cups could potentially lead to overdosing.

The recall includes two batches of children’s guaifenesin grape liquid (100mg/5 mL) and three batches of children’s guaifenesin DM cherry liquid (100mg guaifenesin and 5mg dextromethorphan HBr/ 5 ml) sold in 4 oz. bottles with the dosage cup in a box.

The grape flavored products that are recalled have the H.E.B. label with lot number 5LK0592, and the CVS label with lot number 5MK0340, both with expiration dates of 08/2017.

The store brand names and lot numbers for the cherry flavored products are listed in the chart below:


Stop & Shop and Giant were the first to announce a recall on Friday for all products with the UPC code 34152031837. Products with an expiration date of March 2017 are impacted, however all date codes were being pulled from shelves “out of an abundance of caution,” a recall announcement on Stop & Shop’s website said. Stop & Shop customer’s can return the recalled cough syrup for a full refund, and for more information, can call 1-800-767-7772 or click here.

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