TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) - A cough syrup for infants has been recalled over concerns it contains bacteria that may cause vomiting and diarrhea.
Kingston Pharma, LLC, located in Massena, New York, recalled its 2-fluid ounce bottles of DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus because it could be contaminated with Bacillus cereus or Bacillus circulans, according to the FDA recall notice. No illnesses have been reported so far.
The cough syrup has been distributed nationwide in Dollar General stores. The recalled products are marked with Lot KL180157, with an expiration date of 11/20 at the bottom of the carton. The back of the bottle label has the UPC Code: 8 54954 00250 0.
“The potential for contamination was noted after audit testing revealed the presence of Bacillus cereus /Bacillus circulans in some bottles of this lot of the product,” the recall read. “Most often, illnesses are mild and self-limiting, although more serious and even lethal cases have occurred. Individuals at risk for more severe forms of illness include infants, young children, and others with weakened immune systems.”
Its production has been suspended as they investigate the source of the contamination. Anyone with questions or concerns, cab call the company at 1-844-724-7347 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.