Symbion recalls children’s analgesics


Symbion product recall - man by words "product recall"

Six batches of children’s analgesics are being recalled by Symbion, in consultation with the TGA.

The ibuprofen and paracetamol products are packaged in bottles where the grooves that secure the lids could break off during opening.

There is a risk that small pieces of plastic could be ingested if the user does not identify the issue, potentially posing a choking hazard.

The issue affects some batches of the following products supplied in 200 mL bottles:

  • Chemmart Ibuprofen Children’s Suspension (6 months – 12 years)
  • Pharmacy Choice Ibuprofen Children’s Suspension (6 months – 12 years)
  • Chemmart Children’s Paracetamol 6 – 12 Years Concentrated.

The affected batch numbers are:

  • Chemmart Ibuprofen Children’s Suspension (6 months – 12 years):
    • IA50030 (expiry date: 06/2017)
    • IA45163 (expiry date: 05/2017)
  • Chemmart Children’s Paracetamol 6 – 12 Years Concentrated:
    • IA45031 (expiry date: 10/2016)
  • Pharmacy Choice Ibuprofen Children’s Suspension (6 months – 12 years):
    • IA50026 (expiry date: 06/2017)
    • IA50044 (expiry date: 06/2017)
    • IA45162 (expiry date: 05/2017).

 

Health professionals are advised to give patients who are using Chemmart or Pharmacy Choice branded Ibuprofen Children’s Suspension, or Chemmart Children’s Paracetamol 6 – 12 Years Concentrated information about the issue.

If they are using ibuprofen or paracetamol from the potentially affected batches, customers are advised to return the medicine to the place of purchase for refund or replacement.

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