King Bio, a maker of children's homeopathic medications, issued a voluntary recall for 32 of its medicines for kids.
According to a CBS News report, the company issued the warning due to possible "microbial contamination," which could lead to a potentially life-threatening illness for children if they caught the disease after ingesting the medications.
The U.S. Food And Drug Administration announced the recall with a statement from the company. King Bio became aware of possible problems with a small number of its products that were produced between August of last year and April of this year. Despite no reports of injury or illness, the company voluntarily called back the products "out of an abundance of caution." There is no word on how the products were contaminated.
"Administration or use of drug 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," King Bio's statement said.
The medications, which typically treat childhood illnesses like colds, flu, nosebleeds, ear aches, and upset stomachs, were sold across the United States. The company is arranging for both distributors and consumers to return the affected medications. Most of the products included in the recall are packaged in two-ounce bottles. A partial list of the affected products includes the following;
- 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
- 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
Caretakers who have any of the affected products on hand should discontinue using them immediately, and arrange for a return through the company. Anyone who experienced any type of problems or illness as a result of ingesting the affected products should contact their doctors immediately. Also, consumers can report the adverse reactions to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting, which is available online, by regular mail, or by fax.
People who have any questions about this recall are advised to contact King Bio by phone at 866-298-2740 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.