Multiple batches of children’s paracetamol products from Panadol have been recalled over contamination fears.
The Health Department, in consultation with the Therapeutic Goods Administration, has recalled Children’s Panadol, five-to-12 years suspension, supplied in 200 millilitre bottles.
In a recall alert issued on Thursday, the TGA advised the expiry date for each of the recalled products was February 2018.
The batch number and expiry date are located at the bottom of the bottle label and on the base of the packaging.
“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 TGA said in its notice.
“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 TGA has advised the affected product could be returned to the place of purchase for a refund.
No other batches, bottle sizes or products are affected by this recall.
Anyone with concerns has been urged to phone call GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Australia on 1800 028 533.
BATCH NUMBERS OF RECALLED CHILDREN’S PANADOL:
• 136418 (strawberry flavour)
• 136444 (strawberry flavour)
• 136443 (orange flavour)