Wyeth is recalling several brands of nonprescription cold medicine because they come with a dosing cup that does not mark the half-teaspoon level recommended for children aged 2 through 5 years old. According to the Wyeth spokesperson, there is nothing wrong with the product.
The cold medicines being recalled are: Robitussin Cough DM, Robitussin Cough & Cold CF, Robitussin Cough & Congestion, Robitussin Head & Chest Congestion PE, Robitussin Cough Sugar Free DM and Children’s Dimetapp Cough & Chest Congestion
The company is recommending that consumers with children in the 2 through 5 age group not use the medicines until replacement products with a new dosage cup are available. That will probably begin in early November, and the new boxes will be marked to indicate the replacement.
The spokesman, Doug Petkas, says the recall and replacement will probably take a couple of months because their are millions of the products in stores now. But he stated that customers should not try and recieve a refund because there have been no injuries in relation to the recall.
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