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Nationwide baby cough syrup recalled for vomiting, diarrhea risk

Posted at 10:10 AM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 11:11:10-04

A pharmaceutical company is recalling cough syrup sold nationwide at Dollar General that could make infants sick.

Kingston Pharma is recalling Lot KL180157 of its 2-fluid ounce (59 mL) bottles of DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus” because it may be contaminated with bacteria, the FDA reports.

The bacteria, Bacillus cereus/Bacillus circulans, can cause illness leading to vomiting or diarrhea in infants.

“Most often, illnesses are mild and self-limiting, although more serious and even lethal cases have occurred,” a press release states.

The recalled syrup has been distributed nationwide in Dollar General retail stores.

The product comes in a carton labeled DG™/health baby Cough Syrup + Mucus in 2-fluid ounce bottles marked with Lot KL180157 Expiration date 11/20 on the bottom of the carton and back of the bottle label; UPC Code 8 54954 00250 0.

No illnesses have been reported.

The company reports that customers who purchased the syrup can return it for a refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-844-724-7347 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST or e-mail at