GlaxoSmithKline is recalling three batches of Children’s Panadol due to possible contamination, the TGA has confirmed.
The recall involves two batches of Children’s Panadol 5-12 Suspension Strawberry (200mL) and one batch of Children’s Panadol 5-12 Suspension Orange (200mL).
It has been identified that an ingredient used in the manufacture of these medicines may have been contaminated with small particles that could contain trace minerals and inert fibres, according to the TGA.
“The quantity of these particles would be small and they may not be visible in the product. If this occurs, there is a very low risk of allergic reaction and there is also potential for the medicine to be less effective over time,” they say.
The affected batch numbers are:
- 136418 (strawberry flavour)
- 136444 (strawberry flavour)
- 136443 (orange flavour)
The expiry date for each of the recalled products is February 2018.
If consumers do have a bottle of either of the products being recalled, we encourage them to check the batch number and expiry date immediately, manufacturer GSK says.
The batch number and expiry date are located along the bottom of the label on the bottle, or embossed on the base of the outer box.
If the product is affected they should not use it and return it to the place of purchase for a refund, or call GSK customer service line, 1800 028 533, for further information and support.
No other batches, bottle sizes or products are affected by this recall, the TGA confirms.