The pharmaceutical company King Bio has recalled 32 of their children’s and infant medications due to positive tests for microbial contamination. The company issued a press release on August 22, 2018 saying that they were issuing the recall at the consumer level “out of an abundance of caution.”
According to the company, a small percentage of their products manufactured between August 2017 and April 2018 have tested positive for microbial contamination, and use of the products could result in increased infections that may require medical attention and be life-threatening. King Bio has not currently received any reports of injury or illness from consumers.
The medications were distributed nationwide to both distributors and stores between August 2017 and July 2018. Customers and retailers are advised to discontinue use and sales of the products immediately.
The medicines are used to treat a variety of common ailments in children and infants such as stomach aches, fever, and cough as well less-common conditions both physical and emotional. The recall includes 19 over-the-counter medications and 13 medications for professional-use only.
Below is a complete list of the recalled medications. All come in two-ounce bottles unless otherwise noted:
DK Attention & Learning Enh.
Lot numbers: 050216G, 070816C, 092617F
Chicken Pox Symptom Relief
Lot numbers: 021216K, 062716D
Children’s Appetite & Weight
Lot numbers: 080916M, 091316D, 050516E, 072516E
Children’s Appetite Enhance
Lot numbers:020117F, 060216E, 080916B, 092415F
Children’s Cough Relief
Lot numbers: 021216J, 030916T, 092815E
Children’s Fever Reliever
Lot numbers: 050516E, 072516E
Children’s Growth & Development
Lot numbers: 050516E, 072516E
DK Newborn Tonic
Lot numbers: 063016K, 112315F
DK Nosebleed Relief
Lot numbers: 050516H, 080916J
Lot numbers: 041416K, 061616D
Children’s Ear Relief Formula
Lot numbers: 072516G, 112315B, 050216P
Lot numbers: 020717B, 110716C, 080317D, 111617E, 020118F
DK Colic Relief
Lot numbers: 092017A, 020118H
Lot numbers: 050516D, 072216Q, 021918B
Kids Multi- Strain Flu Relief
Lot numbers: 071316A, 071316A, 111015B, 112015A
Kids Stress & Anxiety
Lot numbers: 070516E, 081016G
Kids Sleep Aid
Lot numbers: 063016D, 081016F
Kids Bed Wetting (NP)
Lot numbers: 111717C, 101615B
Kids Candida (4-ounce bottle)
Lot numbers: 011416G, 011917R, 081016E, 092815AA, 041518H
Below Medications Are SafeCare Prescriptions And Are For Professional Use Only:
Kids Attention & Learning (SCRX)
Lot numbers: 121617A, 032316C, 091216A
Bed Wetting Prevention (SCRX)
Lot numbers: 102216B
Chicken Pox Symptom Relief (SCRX)
Lot numbers: 042616D
Children’s Cough (SCRX)
Lot numbers: 091015B, 120616B
Children’s Ear Formula (SCRX)
Lot numbers: 032316B
Children’s Fever Reliever (SCRX)
Lot numbers: 082516A, 102015F
Children’s Growth & Development (SCRX)
Lot numbers: 020917A, 062716E
Colic Relief (SCRX)
Lot numbers: 111717E
Newborn Tonic (SCRX)
Lot numbers: 110915H
Lot numbers: 032216C
Tummy Aches (SCRX)
Lot numbers: 022316F
Children’s Appetite & Weight (SCRX)
Lot numbers: 102016J
Children’s Appetite Enhancer (SCRX)
Lot numbers: 022316G
If you have one of the above products, you can contact King Bio at 866-298-2740 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a return.
Any problems or adverse reactions should be reported to your doctor, and can also be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Event Reporting system.
Find full details and updates about the recall on the FDA’s website.
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