GOLD Coast parents are urged to check their medicine cabinets, with batches of Amcal children’s pain relief being recalled for a potential choking hazard.
The Department of Health has warned there is a risk the bottle grooves that secure the lids could break off during opening and be ingested.
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The products at fault are:
- two batches of Amcal children’s paracetamol elixir for 1 to 5 years (batch numbers FA4329 [expiry date 06/2016] and FA4403 [expiry date 07/2016])
- two batches of Amcal children’s paracetamol suspension for 6 to 12 years (batch numbers FA4306 [expiry date 05/2016] and FA4423 [expiry date 08/2016])
- three batches of Amcal ibuprofen suspension for children (batch numbers IA50251 [expiry date 08/2017], IA50252 [expiry date 08/2017] and IA50705 [expiry date 11/2017])
- one batch of Amcal cetirizine oral solution for 1 to 12 years (batch number IA50736 [expiry date 05/2018]).
Each of these products is supplied in a 200 ml bottle and can be returned to the place of purchase for a refund or replacement.
You can call Sigma on 1300 132 293 for further information or go to the TGA website.
The Department explains, paracetamol and ibuprofen are used to relieve pain and fever, while ibuprofen can also be used to reduce inflammation.
Cetirizine is an antihistamine used primarily to treat hay fever and hives.