Dosage Cup Error in Cough Syrup from Perrigo Leads to Recall

Dosage Cup Error in Cough Syrup from Perrigo Leads to Recall
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January 13, 2016

The Perrigo Company has announced a recall for two batches of its children's guaifenesin grape liquidand three batches of its children's guaifenesin DM cherry liquid.

The product is sold in four ounce bottles with a dosage cup. The recall was initiated after the discovery that the dosage cup is incorrectly marked, potentially resulting in an overdose.

The recalled product was sold under various brand names, primarily of American drug and grocery stores. HEB and CVS are recalling the grape flavored medicine, while Sunmark, Rite-Aid, Topcare, Kroger, GoodSense, Dollar General, Care One, and CVS are recalling the cherry variety. For a list of the lot numbers and expiration dates, see the FDA release.

Use of these products according to labeled instructions with an affected dosing cup is unlikely to result in serious side effects, and no reports related to overdose have been received to date.

Perrigo is notifying its distributors and customers by verbal and e-mail communication, followed by formal FedEx-delivered communication. It also is arranging for return of all recalled products. Distributors and retailers that have the affected batches should stop distribution and return all unsold product.

Consumers in possession of the items should discard the dosing device and products.

Consumers with questions about this recall can contact Perrigo at (888) 345-0479.

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