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32 Kids' Medications Have Been Recalled Due to 'Microbial Contamination'

32 Kids' Medications Have Been Recalled Due to 'Microbial Contamination'

King Bio issued a voluntary recall for nearly three dozen children’s medications.


King Bio,an FDA-registered homeopathic pharmaceutical company based in Asheville, North Carolina,is voluntarily recalling 32 children's medicines because of potential "microbial contamination," the company said in a statement.

The medicines, meant to relieve common illnesses including fever, cough, flu, tummy aches, nosebleeds, and earaches, were sold nationwide between August 2017 and April 2018.

King Bio says a small percentage of the items involved in the recall tested positive for microbial contamination, but the company is recalling the whole lot "out of an abundance of caution."

A company statement said: “The use of drugs products with microbial contamination could potentially result in increased infections that may require medical intervention, and could result in infections that could be life threatening to certain individuals."

No injuries or illnesses have been reported to date.

A full list of the recalled medicines and lot numbers are available on the FDA's website, but the recall includes certain lots of 2-ounce bottles of the following products:
  • DK Attention & Learning Enh.

  • Chicken Pox Symptom Relief

  • Children's Appetite & Weight

  • Children's Appetite Enhance

  • Children's Cough Relief

  • Children's Fever Reliever

  • Children's Growth & Development

  • DK Newborn Tonic

  • DK Nosebleed Relief

  • TonsilPlex

  • Children's Ear Relief Formula



  • DK Teething

  • DK Colic Relief

  • Tummy Aches

  • Kids Multi- Strain Flu Relief

  • Kids Stress & Anxiety

  • Kids Sleep Aid

  • Kids Bed Wetting (NP)

  • Kids Candida 4 oz

The recall also includes certain lots of 2-ounce bottles of these medications, SafeCare Rx For Professional Use Only:
  • Kids Attention & Learning (SCRX)

  • Bed Wetting Prevention (SCRX)

  • Chicken Pox Symptom Relief (SCRX)

  • Children's Cough (SCRX)

  • Children's Ear Formula (SCRX)

  • Children's Fever Reliever (SCRX)

  • Children's Growth & Development (SCRX)

  • Colic Relief (SCRX)

  • Newborn Tonic (SCRX)

  • Teething (SCRX)

  • Tummy Aches (SCRX)

  • Children's Appetite & Weight (SCRX)

  • Children's Appetite Enhancer (SCRX)

 

King Bio is notifying its distributors and customers by letter. If you own any of the recalled products, King Bio says not to use them and to contact their recall team by calling 1-866-298-2740 or by e-mailing [email protected] to make arrangements for a return/replacement.


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