ALERT: Several Cold Remedies Recalled Over Faulty Child-Proof Caps
CTVNEWS.COM - A major supplier of over-the-counter cold and cough remedies is
recalling 17 products because the child-resistant bottle caps can fail.
Novartis Consumer Health Canada Inc. is recalling a number of Buckley's
adult liquids, NeoCitran syrups, as well as Triaminic and Jack &
Jill® brand syrups for children that were distributed across Canada.
It says the faulty caps could allow children to open the bottles and
drink the products, which contain ingredients that can cause serious
danger in youngsters.
Novartis is asking retailers to immediately stop sales of the medicines and return the products to them.
Health Canada says it has not received any reports of adverse reactions
as a result of the defective caps, and Novartis Consumer Health says
the recall is being held as a precaution. But Novartis Consumer Health
in the United States has received reports of four adverse events for
different products with similar packaging related to this issue.
Novartis is asking consumers to return the products to the company
using a form on its website. It notes though that there is no danger
from the actual medicine.
Consumers who have any concerns about the recalled products should speak to their doctors.
Novartis adds that the recall may lead to a temporary shortage of the products.
"We regret that the affected products may be unavailable for a period
of time. We are working to remedy the situation and return products to
shelves as quickly as possible," the company said in a statement.
Consumers with further questions can contact the Novartis Consumer
Relationship Centre at 1-866-513-6742 (Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. – midnight
ET) for more information.
The following products are included in the recall:
Jack & Jill Cough Syrup, 100 ml, DIN:00622036
Jack & Jill Children's Formula Cough Liquid, 100 ml, DIN:00823023
Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:25 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:25:07 GMT
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