The government agency MHRA has issued an urgent recall on several different brands of children's cough syrup, as there have been reports of mould. The cough syrup includes own brands manufactured for stores including Asda, Tesco, Morrisons, Superdrug, Poundstretcher and Sainsbury's, with a full list of products affected listed below.
If you have one of these affected products you are advised not to use it, and return it to the relevant store for a refund.
List of Products Affected:
- Asda Children’s Dry Cough Syrup Glycerol Blackcurrant Flavour;
- Bell’s Healthcare Children’s Dry Cough Glycerin 0.75g/5ml Syrup;
- Morrisons Children’s Dry Tickly Cough Glycerin 0.75g/5ml Oral Solution;
- Numark Children’s Dry Cough 0.75 g/5 ml Oral Solution;
- Sainsbury’s Children’s Dry Cough 0.75g/5ml Syrup;
- Superdrug Children’s Dry Tickly Cough Glycerin 0.75 g/5 ml Oral Solution;
- Tesco Children’s Dry Cough Syrup;
- Wilko Tickly Cough 0.75g/5ml Oral Solution
Full batch numbers and dates of affected products:
Dr Sam Atkinson, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s (MHRA) Director of the Inspection, Enforcement and Standards Division 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.”