Check your medicine cabinets: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced a children’s cough syrup recall for DG/health Naturals baby Cough Syrup + Mucus. Kingston Pharma, LLC (the manufacturers of the cough syrup) did not immediately return Red Tricycle’s request for comment.

Audit testing revealed the presence of Bacillus cereus/Bacillus circulans, bacteria that could cause gastrointestinal illness. Read on to learn more about this recall.

photos: Courtesy of U.S. FDA

Recall Product Description: DG/health Naturals baby Cough Syrup

The current recall includes DG/health Naturals baby Cough Syrup + Mucus bottles sold in Dollar General Stores across the country. The 2-fluid ounce bottles have the expiration date Nov. 20 (marked as 11/20) and the lot number Lot KL180157  on the back of the label as well as on the bottom of the carton.

Why It Was Recalled

The recall was issued after the presence of Bacillus cereus/ Bacillus circulans was found during routine testing. Bacillus cereus/Bacillus circulans can cause vomiting and diarrhea. Infants, young children and anyone with a weakened immune system is at risk for developing a severe, and possibly fatal, GI illness from this bacteria.

How to Tell if Your Baby Cough Syrup Is Part of the Recall

If you have this medicine, check the lot number (Lot KL180157) and expiration date (11/20). The affected products are also identified by the UPC code 8 54954 00250 0.

What Parents Can Do

Do not use this product. Return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. If you have questions, contact the manufacturer at 1-844-724-7347 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

—Erica Loop

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