The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is telling consumers to stop using Triaminic Syrups and Theraflu Warming Relief due to faulty bottle caps.
CPSC is recalling about 2.3 million bottles of Triaminic® Syrups and Theraflu Warming Relief® Syrups. The CPSC says the child resistant caps for these products can fail to function properly and enable the cap to be removed by a child with the tamper-evident seal in place. CPSC says this poses a risk of unintentional ingestion and poisoning.
There have been 12 reports of children unscrewing the locked caps, including four reports of children ingesting the product. One child required medical attention.
Novartis Consumer Health Inc. makes 24 types of these two products included in the recall. A complete list of products, lot numbers and National Drug Codes (NDC) can be found at www.novartisOTC.com. Lot numbers are located on the bottom panel of the box and on the left side of the label on the bottle. The NDC number is located on the upper right corner of the front panel of the Triaminic Syrups box and the upper left corner of the Theraflu Warming Relief Syrups bottle.
Novartis Consumer Healthcare toll-free at (866) 553-6742 from 8 a.m. to midnight ET, Monday through Saturday, or online at www.novartisOTC.com for more information.