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Infant cough syrup sold at Dollar General recalled over bacteria contamination

Posted at 6:01 AM, Mar 21, 2019

Kingston Pharma, LLC is recalling one lot of infant cough syrup sold at Dollar General over possible contamination with bacteria.

The recall affects one lot of DG /health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus after several bottles were found to be contaminated with Bacillus ceres/ Bacillus circulans. The bacteria, according to the FDA, has the potential to produce two forms of gastrointestinal illness that can cause vomiting and diarrhea.

The FDA says that the illnesses caused by the bacteria are often mild, but serious and even lethal cases have occurred.T hose most at risk include infants, young children, and those with weakened immune systems. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.

The contamination was discovered after testing revealed the bacteria in some bottles of product. The FDA says one in ten bottles tested showed low levels of Bacillus cereus and two in ten bottles showed low levels of Bacillus circulans.

The product was distributed to Dollar General stores nationwide.

The product comes in a carton labeled DG™/health baby Cough Syrup + Mucus in 2-fluid ounce bottles 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.

 

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DG /health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus recalled.
Courtesy FDA

 

Consumers who purchased the product are asked to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Those with questions are asked to call the product makers, Kingston Pharma, LLC at 1-844-724-7347.