Some Buckley's products recalled over choking hazard
The maker of Buckley's cough syrup is recalling several of its products over a potential choking hazard.
Health Canada says a defect with the plastic seal could cause it to fall into the bottle.
The company, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Inc., is telling consumers not to drink directly from the bottle. Instead, pour the syrup into a teaspoon and check for the plastic seal.
Details on the recall from Health Canada are listed below.
The affected products are indicated for use by adults and children above 12 years old. Buckley's Jack and Jill children's syrup is not part of the recall as it uses a different seal.
Buckley's Complete, DIN 02279703, 150 & 250mL
Buckley's Complete Mucus Relief, DIN 02357232, 150 & 250mL
Buckley's Cough & Chest Congestion, DIN 02289164, 150 & 250mL
Buckley's Cough Mucus & Phlegm, DIN02346451,150 & 250mL
Buckley's Original Mixture, NPN 02239538, 100 & 200mL
Buckley's Original Mixture Night Time, DIN 02230939, 100mL
What you should do
According to GSK Consumer Healthcare Inc., consumers should follow the dosing instructions listed on the label. Do not drink directly from the bottle. Pour the syrup into a teaspoon and check for the plastic seal before consuming.
Consult with your health care professional if you have used these products and have health concerns.
Contact GSK Consumer Relations at 1-800-250-8866 if you have questions about this recall.
Report adverse events to health products to Health Canada by calling toll-free at 1-866-234-2345, or by reporting online, by mail or by fax.
Report complaints about health products to Health Canada by calling toll-free at 1-800-267-9675, or complete an online complaint form.