A range of children’s cough syrups have been recalled from a range of stores after fears were raised that they may have the potential to grow mould.

The own-brand blackcurrant flavoured cough medicines have been recalled by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MRHA) as a precautionary measure.

The cough syrups are thought to contain an ingredient which could make them able to grow mould.

The children’s medicines are being recalled from stores including Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Superdrug, Tesco, and Wilko.

Though there have been no cases reported so far, the MRHA is concerned that the mould could cause children to have a reaction or become poorly.

The body has urged parents to check if they have any bottles of the medicines, and if so, ask you to refrain from using them and return them to the store of purchase.

Even if your medicine looks ok to use, the MRHA still ask you to return them as the mould may not be visible.

They continued to say that the risk of reaction is low, but if you have given it to your little one and it has caused them to become poorly, they advise you to take them to see their doctor, pharmacist, or healthcare professional.

The MRHA assure parents that though there is only a slight risk of reaction, they have issued the recall to make sure the medicines customers and their children take are safe.

The list of affected products are as follow…

  • Asda’s Children’s Dry Cough Syrup Glycerol Blackcurrant Flavour, batch numbers 274V1, 276V1, 278V1, 283W1, with the expiry dates 01/08/2020, 01/10/2020, 01/12/2020 and 01/02/2020.
  • Bell’s Healthcare Children’s Dry Cough Glycerin 0.75g/5ml Syrup, batch number 280V3, with the expiry date 01/12/2020.
  • Morrisons Children’s Dry Tickly Cough Glycerin 0.75g/5ml Oral Solution, batch number 282W1, with the expiry date 01/01/2021.
  • Numark Children’s Dry Cough 0.75 g/5 ml Oral Solution, batch numbers 280V1, 288W1, with the expiry dates 01/12/2020 and 01/04/2021.
  • Sainsbury’s Children’s Dry Cough 0.75g/5ml Syrup, batch number 275V1, with the expiry date 01/09/2020.
  • Superdrug Children’s Dry Tickly Cough Glycerin 0.75 g/5 ml Oral Solution, batch numbers 280V2, 284W1, with the expiry dates 01/12/2020 and 01/03/2021.
  • Tesco Children’s Dry Cough Syrup, batch numbers 277V1, 278V2, 281W1, with the expiry dates 01/10/2020, 01/12/2020 and 01/01/2021.
  • Wilko Tickly Cough 0.75g/5ml Oral Solution, batch number 275V2, with the expiry date 01/09/2020.

The health body assure customers that no other cough syrups are affected.