More kids’ meds pulled from store shelves

| 31/05/2010

(CNS): Foster’s Food Fair IGA said this morning that it has removed a number of children’s cold medicines produce by Blacksmith Brands from its stores. The medicines are part of a voluntary warning and recall in consultation with the US Food and Drug Administration and Fosters said it had proactively pulled all the affected PediaCare Children’s Medications. The affected products sold by Foster’s Food Fair IGA are: PediaCareMulti Symptom Cold 4 oz, Long Acting Cough 4oz, Decongestant 4 oz as well as Allergy and Cold. Blacksmith Brands initiated the recall as a precautionary step because the products were made at the McNeil Consumer Healthcare Fort Washington, PA plant that has been temporarily shut down.

A recent FDA inspection at that facility found serious problems in meeting the FDA’s current good manufacturing practice requirements. The recall was not initiated as a result of any consumer reports of adverse events and no consumer complaints have been received about the safety or purity of the products.
While the recall was not initiated as a result of either any consumer reports of adverse events or complaints with respect to the PediaCare products, tiny particles have been found in other non-PediaCare products which were manufactured at the McNeil plant.
While the potential for serious medical events is remote, the company advises consumers who have purchased these recalled products to discontinue use.
Until Foster’s Food Fair IGA has a further correspondence from the manufacture on these affected products moving forward, they will not be available. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, however the safety of our customers is our top priority. We encourage all customers who have purchased these products to return the affected product to their Foster’s Food Fair IGA of purchase for a full refund.
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