Over the counter cough and cold medicine has been recalled by Wyeth due to a faulty dosage cup that came with the medicine. The recalled drugs include several Robitussin and Dimetapp brands. The recall comes after an advisory board advised the FDA that cold medications had not been tested on children under the age of six and may not be safe.
The products are being removed 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 Wyeth Consumer Healthcare, a division of the Madison, N.J.-based drugmaker.
“There’s nothing wrong with the products,” said Wyeth spokesman Doug Petkus.
The company is hoping to have new packaging and dosage cups out in a few months. Consumers are advised they do not need to return the product for a refund.
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