From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
MASSENA, N.Y. — Due to the possibility of causing vomiting and diarrhea in children, a recall has been issued for a particular brand of baby cough syrup.
The FDA said that Kingston Pharma is recalling Lot KL180157 of its 2-fluid ounce (59 mL) bottles of DG/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus because it has the potential to be contaminated with Bacillus cereus/Bacillus circulans.
According to the FDA, bacillus cereus in food products has the potential to produce two forms of gastrointestinal illness, one being a syndrome primarily of vomiting, and the other of diarrhea. Most often, illnesses are mild and self-limiting, although more serious and even lethal cases have occurred. Individuals at risk for more severe forms of illness include infants, young children, and others with weakened immune systems. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem with the use of DG/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus.
The FDA said that the recalled DG/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus bottles were distributed nationwide in Dollar General retail stores. The product comes in a carton labeled DG/health baby Cough Syrup + Mucus in 2-fluid ounce bottles marked with Lot KL180157 Expiration date 11/20 on the bottom of the carton and back of the bottle label; UPC Code 8 54954 00250 0.
The potential for contamination was noted after audit testing revealed the presence of Bacillus cereus/Bacillus circulans in some bottles of this lot of the product. One in 10 bottles showed low levels of Bacillus cereus and two in 10 bottles showed low levels of Bacillus circulans, said the FDA.
Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.
Consumers who have purchased Lot KL180157 of DG/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus may return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-844-724-7347 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST or email at Christina.Condon@SciRegs.com.