Triaminic, Theraflu cold and cough syrups recalled; package not child-resistant

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February 4, 2013

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Some 2.3 million units of Triaminic and Theraflu cold and cough syrups have been recalled by Novartis Consumer Health Inc., after it was discovered the caps on the products are not child-safe. Four children opened the medication and ingested it.

One of the children who accidentally took the medication needed medical attention, while the others did not suffer any serious problems as a result.

The affected products appear to have child-resistant caps and packaging, but the caps are not working properly, according to the U.S. Consumer Safety Commission, which issued the recall in conjunction with the pharmaceutical company. In many cases, the seal that should indicate the cap is properly sealed against a child being able to access it is still in place, even when the cap has been removed.

The recall includes six kinds of Theraflu Warming Relief syrups and 18 kinds of Triaminic syrups. The complete list of products, lot numbers and National Drug Codes (NDC) can be found at www.novartisOTC.com.

To locate the lot numbers, check the bottom panel of the box and the left side of the label on the bottle. To locate the NDC number, check the upper right corner of the front panel of the Triaminic Syrups box and the upper left corner of the Theraflu Warming Relief Syrups bottle.

Source: ABC News

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