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