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Children’s Panadol Recall: 1-5 Years Suspension Recalled for Quality Reasons

Two batches of Children’s Panadol 1–5 years suspension dispatched by GlaxoSmithKline between September and November have been recalled for quality reasons.

PRA number: 2013/13888

Date published: 5th December 2013

Product description

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), in consultation with the TGA, is recalling two batches of Children’s Panadol 1-5 years suspension from pharmacies and hospitals as a small proportion of bottles contain higher levels of paracetamol than specified.

For more detailed information in relation to the recall, please visit the Therapeutic Goods Administration website.

Identifying features

The two affected batches were dispatched from GSK between September and November 2013. The identified batches are:

• Children’s Panadol 1-5 years suspension (strawberry / 200mL) -(identified by JR130869 on the carton and 130869 on the bottle)

• Children’s Panadol 1-5 years suspension (orange / 100mL) – (identified by JR130697 on the carton and 130697 on the bottle)

What are the defects?    

The higher levels of paracetamol in the two affected batches may result in doses that are over the recommended and labelled doses but not to the extent that they pose risks to children when the product is used according to the directions on the label.

What are the hazards?
Incorrect dosage may result in illness.

Where the product was sold?
Nationally

Traders who sold this product-
Sold in pharmacies over the counter (OTC) and available for use in hospitals

Supplier –
GlaxoSmithKline Australia Pty Ltd

What should consumers do?

Parents and carers should ensure that they follow the dosing instructions on the label.

As with all medicines, consumers should always read the label and use only as directed.

For Children’s Panadol 1-5 years suspension the label instructs users to:

  • shake bottle, use the measuring device provided to accurately measure the correct dose.
  • this dose may be repeated if necessary, every 4 hours.
  • do not give more than four doses in one day or within any 24-hour period.
  • do not use for more than 48 hours at a time except on medical advice.

If you have given more paracetamol than recommended above, contact the Poisons Information Centre (telephone 131126) or your doctor, or go to the nearest hospital emergency department. Do this even if your child does not seem sick.

If you have a bottle from one of the two affected batches and still have concerns, you can contact GSK on 1800 650 123 (between 8am and 8pm EST). GSK will either organise for a replacement product to be sent to you or, if urgent, GSK can arrange for you to pick up a replacement product from your local pharmacy. Alternatively a refund can be provided.

Advertisements and supporting documentation

 TGA recall advice – Children’s Panadol 1-5 Years.pdf (89.4 KB)

URGENT RECALL: Panadol Syringe Dosing Device for Children’s Panadol 1 Month – 2 Years (Baby Drops)

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is initiating a recall of Children’s Panadol Baby Drops Syringe dosing device due to possible inaccurate placement of the dosing indicator on the syringe.

Following initial investigations, this appears to be a rare incident and a low safety risk, however in the best interests of consumer safety and in consultation with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), we have decided to undertake a voluntary recall.

GSK is requesting that consumers check their Children’s Panadol Baby Drops product that comes with a syringe. If you are uncertain if your syringe is affected please consult your pharmacist. If the syringe is incorrect it should be returned to the pharmacy or the consumer can call the GSK Product Information line on 1800 650 123.
It is important to note that the Children’s Panadol liquid within the bottle is safe to use. The only component impacted is the syringe, no other Children’s Panadol or Panadol products are affected. Therefore, consumers may choose to dispose of the incorrect syringe and continue using the product with another suitable syringe.
Dosing indicators on the Children’s Panadol Baby Drops syringe begin from the bottom of the syringe, near the tip (as seen in the bottom picture below).

“If a child has been dosed using an incorrect syringe following the label instructions, there is a low risk to the health of the child,” Dr Andrew Yeates, Medical Director GSK Australia said.

“However if you have any concerns that your child may have received too much Children’s Panadol®, or If an overdose is taken or suspected, ring the Poisons Information Centre (Australia131 126) or go to the hospital immediately even if your child feels well because of the risk of delayed, serious liver damage if left untreated.
“Pharmacists and doctors have been advised of the situation and have been asked to apply clinical judgement should a patient experience a worsening of their symptoms,” said Dr. Andrew Yeates.
As the manufacturer, GSK is conducting a thorough investigation and appropriate actions are being taken to ensure that this situation does not occur again.
Patient safety, quality and continued supply of medicines to consumers and patients are key objectives of GSK.
When using Panadol® ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. Use only as directed. For the temporary relief of pain and fever. Incorrect use could be harmful. Consult your healthcare professional if symptoms persist.

PRODUCT RECALL: Coles Christmas One Metre Bear

Coles are recalling their one metre tall plush bears in both dark brown and white colour variants with a red ribbon on the neck.

Identifying features

Item Code: 7728738
Batch code: 31/07/13

What are the defects?

The toys may liberate polyester fill during use as they do not comply with the mandatory standard for toys for children up to and including 36 months of age (Australian Standard AS/NZS ISO 8124.1:2003, as amended by the regulation).

What are the hazards?

Polyester fill may present a choking hazard if ingested by infants.

Dates available for sale

  • 1st October 2013 – 8th November 2013

Where the product was sold

  • Nationally

Traders who sold this product

Coles Supermarkets and Bi-Lo Stores

Supplier

Coles Supermarket Pty Ltd

Supplier’s web site

http://www.coles.com.au/

What should consumers do?

Cease using the product immediately. Consumers should return the goods to their nearest Coles supermarket or Bi-Lo store to obtain a refund.

PRODUCT RECALL: Woolworths Macro Organic Baby Food Pouches

Woolworths are recalling three varieties of 120g Macro Organic baby food pouches.

Details of the affected products are:

  • Macro Organic Lamb & Sweet Potato 120g –
    • Best Before: 11/SEP/14   Batch: 13254
    • Best Before: 13/SEP/14   Batch: 13256
  • Macro Organic Beef with Vegetables & Rice 120g – Best Before: 12/SEP/14   Batch: 13255
  • Macro Organic Chicken with Sweetcorn & Pasta 120g – Best Before 13/SEP/14   Batch: 13256

These products were sold at Woolworths, Safeway, Thomas Dux, Food for Less or Flemings supermarkets nationally between 11 September 2013 and 16 October 2013.

The batch and ‘best before’ details can be found on the back of the product. While only products made in these specific batches are affected, Woolworths will accept any returns of these products that are currently in date to reassure customers.

This product is being recalled due to the possibility of contamination where the spout at the top of the pack has pierced the packaging of some products.  Woolworths was alerted to the issue by a small number of customer complaints.

These products should not be consumed and customers can return it to their nearest store for a full refund.

Woolworths apologises for any inconvenience caused by this recall.  Customers can call the toll-free customer service number for more information on 1800 103 515.

PRODUCT RECALL: Dymples Plush Blankie

BIG W—Dymples Plush Blankie (Monkey, Elephant and Lion)

PRA number: 2013/13777
Date published: 11th October 2013

Product description

Small soft plush blanket with plush animal head in the middle (Monkey, Elephant and Lion).
Product is made from a variety of plush materials with a plastic sheet in the middle allowing infants to touch and feel the item whilst the ‘crinkle’ action of the sheet makes noise.

Identifying features

Keycode: 8332039
Assortment of 3 designs sold under the same keycode (Monkey, Elephant and Lion)

What are the defects?

With use, the stitching on the edge of the “blanket” section of the toy may become frayed and detach.

What are the hazards?

If the defect occurs, the polyester filling may pose a choking hazard if ingested.

Dates available for sale

  • 21st July 2013 – 11th October 2013

Where the product was sold

  • Nationally

Traders who sold this product

BIG W

Supplier

BIG W

Supplier’s web site

http://www.bigw.com.au

What should consumers do?

Customers should immediately cease using the product and return it to any BIG W store for a full refund.

Advertisements and supporting documentation

 Recall Notice.pdf (96.5 KB)

PRODUCT RECALL: Coles Nappy Recall (Dry Fit Nappies)

Coles Nappy Recall

A voluntary Coles nappy recall is being carried out on their Dry Fit Nappy packs (all varieties & pack sizes) after a local mum discovered her daughter choking from loose fibres.

The product is being recalled as a precaution and no other nappies are affected.

Customers should not use this product but return it to their nearest Coles or BI-LO store for a full refund.  For more information and if you have any queries, please contact Coles Customer Care on 1800 061 562.

For full details on the Coles Nappy Recall, please click here: http://bit.ly/197J5wm

To see the orignal Facebook post that sent the story viral, please click here: http://on.fb.me/16OzFpz

 

Coles Nappy Recall

PRODUCT RECALL – Target Multi-Purpose Locks

Multi-purpose locks

Product recall on Target multi-purpose locks to prevent babies and young children from opening cupboards.

Identifying features

Keycode 4552 6404

What are the defects?

It has been identified that the plastic cap on the lock can be removed by an infant.

What are the hazards?

If the plastic cap is removed, this may pose a potential ingestion/inhalation hazard to small children.

Dates available for sale

  • 1st January 2008 – 29th August 2013

Where the product was sold

  • Nationally

Traders who sold this product

Target Australia Pty Ltd and Target Country stores

Supplier

Target Australia Pty Ltd

Supplier’s web site

http://target.com.au

 

What should consumers do?

Customers should immediately cease using the product and return it to any Target or Target Country store for a full refund.

PRODUCT RECALL – Saving for Aussie Canterbury Cot

Aussie Canterbury Cot

RECALL on NZ pine Canterbury sleigh baby 3 in 1 cot with drawer, teeth rail, and toddler bed in white or “espresso” colour

Identifying features

Item No.: 158-1. 158-2. 258-1. 258-2
Manufacture date: June 2013

What are the defects?

The baby cot doesn’t comply with the mandatory Australian Standard AS/NZS 2172:2003. There were multiple failures due to labelling errors and the depth of the cot was incorrect.

What are the hazards?

Due to non-compliance with the mandatory standard, there is a potential for finger or limb entrapment to occur near the cot drop side.

Dates available for sale

  • 1st June 2013 – 27th August 2013

Where the product was sold

  • Nationally

Traders who sold this product

Saving for Aussie

Supplier

Saving for Aussie

Supplier’s web site

http://stores.ebay.com.au/savingforaussie2011

What should consumers do?

An email will be sent to affected consumers. Consumers should cease using the baby cot immediately and arrange for the replacement parts to be delivered free of charge or to request a full refund.

Other regulator reference numbers

1705316


PRODUCT RECALL OzPlaza.Living – Wooden Sleigh 3 in 1 Baby Cot

Wooden Sleigh Baby Cot

Product Recall on Nationally Sold Wooden Sleigh Baby Cot

Product description

Wooden sleigh 3 in 1 baby cot

Identifying features

BABY-COT-BC26-WH-A
BABY-COT-BC26-WH-B
BABY-COT-BC26-WAL-A
BABY-COT-BC26-WAL-B
BABY-COT-BC26-NAT-A
BABY-COT-BC26-NAT-B
BABY-COT-BC26-TEA-A
BABY-COT-BC26-TEA- B

What are the defects?

The cot does not comply with the mandatory Australian standard, AS/NZS 2172:2003 Cots for household use—safety requirements. There were multiple failures related to labelling and non-compliance with the requirements for drop sides of cots.

What are the hazards?

Due to the non-compliance with the mandatory standard, there is a potential for finger or limb entrapment to occur near the cot drop side.

Where the product was sold

  • Nationally

Traders who sold this product

Sold at http://stores.ebay.com.au/ozplaza-living

Supplier

New Aim

What should consumers do?

An email will be sent to affected owners. Consumers should cease using the cots immediately and arrange for either replacement parts to be delivered free of charge or to opt for a full refund.

Consumers can contact OzPlaza.Living via email cs@ozplaza-vic.com.au or by phoning (03) 9376 0841 between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday except public holidays.

PRODUCT RECALL – Build-A-Bear Workshop Sulley Teddy Bear

Build a Bear

Sulley is a furry blue creature from the Monsters movies. The stuffed monster is about 17 inches high and 10.5 inches wide.

Identifying features

Item number 20241 on the sew in label. This can be located behind the care instructions label. In addition, a tracking label ending with 1687 can be found on a sewn in label on the backside of the leg of the stuffed monster.

What are the defects?

The stuffed animal’s eye can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

What are the hazards?

If the defect occurs, the product poses a choking hazard to young children.

Dates available for sale

  • 7th June 2013 – 27th June 2013

Where the product was sold

  • Nationally

Traders who sold this product

Build-A-Bear Workshop stores nationally

Supplier

Build-A-Bear Workshop Pty Ltd

Supplier’s web site

http://www.buildabear.com.au

What should consumers do?

Cease using the plush toy immediately. Return the teddy bear to the place of purchase for a full refund or an exchange teddy bear.

If consumers are not able to make it back to their nearest store, please call the Penrith store to arrange for a postage paid bag.

For further information Build-A-Bear Workshop on 02 4722 5379 or ProductHotline@buildabear.com.

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