Tesco Max All-In-One Chesty Cough & Cold Lemon Sachets recalled over child safety fears
A Tesco-branded medicine is being recalled because it incorrectly states that children can use take the cold remedy.
The problem affects 78,000 packs from three batches of Tesco Max All-In-One Chesty Cough & Cold Lemon Sachets.
Labelling on the packaging states that children aged 12 and over can use the product when it should not be given to anyone under 16.
Shoppers are now being asked to check the batch number on the outer carton and individual sachets to see if there product is affected.
Anyone with a product from one of these batches should stop using the medicine and return it to Tesco for a refund.
The product is only sold by Tesco and has been taken off shelves while the labelling is updated.
MHRA Chief Safety Officer, Dr Alison Cave, said: "Patient safety is always our priority and we are committed to ensuring that the medicines you take are safe. It is vitally important that people check their packs of Tesco Max All-In-One Chesty Cough & Cold Lemon Sachet and check if they have an affected pack. If they do, they should stop using them and return them to Tesco for a refund.
"We would like to reassure patients and parents that if you or someone under the age of 16 have used recently these sachets and have suffered no ill effects there is no cause for concern. If anyone has any questions please speak to your healthcare professional and report any adverse reactions via the Yellow Card scheme."
This product is specifically branded as Tesco Max All-In-One Chesty Cough & Cold Lemon Sachets and the recall does not affect any other products that share the same product licence number but are distributed by other retail stores.
The batch details are below:
Batch Number Expiry Date Pack Size First Distributed
9MW0145 Nov 2022 10s 16 Mar 2020
0CW0054 Jan 2023 10s 07 Apr 2020
0FW0133 May 2023 10s 12 May 2021