Children’s analgesics recalled by Apotex


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Children’s analgesics from Apohealth and the Terry White Chemists brand have been recalled.

Apotex, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling two batches each of Apohealth children’s paracetamol for one to five years, children’s paracetamol for six to 12 years, and children’s ibuprofen for six months to 12 years.

Apotex is also recalling one batch each of Terry White Chemists branded children’s paracetamol syrup for one to five years and Terry White Chemists branded children’s paracetamol syrup for six to 12 years.

It has been identified that the bottle grooves that secure the lids on these products could break off during opening.

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

The affected Apohealth products are 200 ml bottles with the following batch numbers:

  • Apohealth children ‘s paracetamol for 1 to 5 years – IA50283 and IA50321 (both with expiry 02/2017)
  • Apohealth children ‘s paracetamol for 6 to 12 years – IA50254 and IA50257 (both with expiry 02/2017)
  • Apohealth children ‘s ibuprofen for 6 months to 12 years – IA50405 and IA50406 (both with expiry 09/2017).

 

The affected Terry White products are 200 ml bottles with the batch numbers FA4443 (Terry White Chemists branded children’s paracetamol syrup for 1 to 5 years) and IA50319 (Terry White Chemists branded children’s paracetamol syrup for 6 to 12 years), with expiry dates of 08/2016 and 02/2017 respectively.

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