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Find out which brands have recalled their cough syrup

PUBLISHED: 15:38 20 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:38 20 June 2018

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Eight companies have recalled their children’s blackcurrant cough syrup due to a problem with one of the ingredients.

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The public are being asked to check any own-brand children’s blackcurrant cough syrup they have in their homes.

There is a problem with one of the ingredients in these medicines which could cause them to grow mould.

There is a low risk that the mould could make the child unwell or cause a reaction but as a precaution it has been decided to recall affected.

The recalled products are:

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Asda Children’s Dry Cough Syrup Glycerol Blackcurrant Flavour

Batch numbers: 274V1, 276V1 and 278V1, 283W1.

Expiry date: 01/08/2020 01/10/2020, 001/12/2020, 01/02/2020

Bell’s Healthcare Children’s Dry Cough Glycerin 0.75g/5ml Syrup

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Batch number: 280V3

Expiry date: 01/12/2020

Morrisons Children’s Dry Tickly Cough Glycerin 0.75g/5ml Oral Solution

Batch number: 282W1

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Expiry date: 01/01/2021

Numark Children’s Dry Cough 0.75 g/5 ml Oral Solution

Batch numbers: 280V1, 288W1

Expiry date: 01/12/2020, 01/04/2020

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Sainsbury’s Children’s Dry Cough 0.75g/5ml Syrup

Batch number: 275V1

Expiry date: 01/09/2020

Superdrug Children’s Dry Tickly Cough Glycerin 0.75 g/5 ml Oral Solution

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Batch numbers: 280V2, 284W1

Expiry date: 01/12/2020, 01/03/2021

Tesco Children’s Dry Cough Syrup

Batch numbers: 277V1, 278V2, 281W1

Expiry date: 01/10/2020, 01/12/2020, 01/01/2021

Wilko Tickly Cough 0.75g/5ml Oral Solution

Batch number: 275V2

Expiry date: 01/09/2020

Dr Sam Atkinson, director of the inspection, enforcement and standards division for MHRA said: “Check if you have any of the listed cough syrups and if you do, please don’t use them. Take them back to where you bought them from.

“The mould is not always visible, so return any of the affected cough syrup bottles, even if it looks okay to use.

“If your child has recently taken one of these cough syrups, and, in the unlikely event that they have become unwell or had a reaction, please speak to your GP, pharmacist or other healthcare professional.

“Our highest priority is making sure the medicines you and your family take are safe. This is why, even though there is a low risk of a reaction, we have asked the company to carry out this recall and why we want people to check their medicine cabinets.

“As with any medicine, we strongly encourage anyone to report any suspected side effects to us via our Yellow Card Scheme.”

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