Children's Panadol
Children's Panadol

WARNING: Children's Panadol recalled

PARENTS are being encouraged to check the batch numbers on bottles of Children's Panadol before giving it to their little one as the Therapeutic Goods Administration has issued a statement saying some bottles of the product may cause an allergic reaction. 

"Consumer Healthcare Australia, in consultation with the TGA, is in the process of recalling three batches of Children's Panadol 5-12 years suspension, supplied in 200 mL bottles," a statement on the TGA's website reads. 

"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.

"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."

The batch numbers and product types to look out for are as follows:

  • 136418 (strawberry flavour)
  • 136444 (strawberry flavour)
  • 136443 (orange flavour)

The expiry date for each of the recalled products is February 2018.

The batch number and expiry date are located at the bottom of the bottle label and embossed on the base of the outer box.

No other batches, bottle sizes or products are affected by this recall.

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