The company that makes Triaminic and Theraflu is pulling millions of cold and cough syrups from store shelves because the child-resistant caps didn't work in some cases, as at least four families found out the hard way.
2.3 million units of Triaminic and Theraflu are under recall today. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the child-resistant caps don't work in some cases, and a child can remove them even with the tamper-evident plastic seal still in place.
One child needed medical attention after getting into the medicine by themselves, three others took the medicine but were ok, and eight other kids opened the medicine but did not ingest it.
Here's a complete list of the products under the recall:
Triaminic Cough and Sore Throat, 4 oz.
Triaminic Chest and Nasal Congestion, 4 oz.
Triaminic Cold and Allergy, 4 oz.
Theraflu Warming Relief Cold and Chest Congestion, 8.3 oz.
Theraflu Warming Relief Sinus and Cold, 8.3 oz.
Theraflu Daytime/Nighttime Severe Cold & Cough Value Pack
Theraflu Nighttime Warming Relief Severe Cold and Cough, 8.3 oz.
Theraflu Daytime Warming Relief Severe Cold and Cough, 8.3 oz.
Theraflu Warming Relief Flu and Sore Throat, 8.3 oz.
Triaminic Dye-free Long Acting Cough, 4 oz.
Triaminic Daytime/Nighttime Cold & Cough Club Pack
Triaminic Daytime/Nighttime Cold & Cough Combo Pack
Triaminic Day Time Cold and Cough, 4 oz.
Triaminic Night Time Cold and Cough, 4 oz.
Triaminic Multi Symptom Fever, 4 oz.
Triaminic Night Time Cold and Cough, 3.4 oz.
Triaminic Fever Reducer Pain Reliever Infant Grape, 2 oz.
Triaminic Multi Symptom Fever, 3.4 oz.
Triaminic Fever Reducer Pain Reliever Grape, 4 oz.
Triaminic Fever Reducer Pain Reliever Infant Bubblegum, 2 oz.
Triaminic Fever Reducer Pain Reliever Bubblegum, 4 oz.
If you have any questions about this recall, you may contact the Novartis Consumer Relationship Center at 1-866-553-6742.
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