FDA Announces Recall On Baby Cough Syrup Sold At Dollar General Stores

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a recall of baby cough syrup sold at Dollar General Stores throughout the nation. It’s been found that the cough syrup may be contaminated by bacteria that might lead to vomiting and diarrhea. It might also be fatal in some cases, too.

According to the FDA’s website, retailers are being advised to either throw away or return DG/health Naturals baby Cough Syrup + Mucus because it might be contaminated with Bacillus cereus or Bacillus circulans bacteria. This can lead to two forms of illnesses: one has mild symptoms while the other is diarrhea.

Parents are being advised to check the cough syrups in their medicine cabinets. DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus bottles were sold at Dollar General retail stores nationwide. The recalled products had a label that said labeled DG™/health baby Cough Syrup + Mucus in 2-fluid ounce bottles. They were also marked with Lot KL180157 Expiration date 11/20 on the bottom of the carton and back of the bottle label; UPC Code 8 54954 00250 0.

DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus
Credit: FDA

Infants and young children and even adults with weakened immune systems are at the highest risk of becoming ill if they consumed the recalled cough syrup. Many over the counter cough syrups in liquid form help to either suppress or expectorate a persistent cough in children. There are several different and even natural ways that parents can help their child fight off their cough.

Honey tea, ginger, marshmallow root or even gargling salt-water can help make a cough go away. According to health experts, a cough can last up to 18 days after a child or an adult falls sick from the flu. Although many over the counter products cannot cure a cough, they can help in suppressing a constant cough.

For those who have any questions or concerns about the recalled product, consumers can either return them to their point of purchase or contact the company at (844) 724-7347 between the hours of 8:30am to 6:00pm EST. Parents can also e-mail Christina.condon@sciregs.com. Otherwise, moms and dads should reach out to their child’s pediatrician or a trusted health professional if they see their child’s symptoms worsen over time.

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