Consumers and health professionals are advised that Apotex has identified an additional batch affected by the issue described below and is therefore recalling those products.
The additional products affected are 200 ml bottles with the batch number IA50298 (expiry 08/2017).
Information on what consumers and health professionals should do regarding these products can be found below.
Recall - risk of plastic fragments breaking from bottle and being ingested
10 July 2015
Consumers and health professionals are advised that Apotex, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling one batch of Terry White Chemists branded ibuprofen children's suspension after it was identified that the bottle grooves that secure the lids on these products could break off during opening.
A bottle of Terry White Chemists ibuprofen children's suspension
There is a risk that small pieces of plastic could be ingested if the issue is not identified by the user, potentially posing a choking hazard.
The affected products are 200 ml bottles with the batch number IA50043.
Ibuprofen is used to relieve pain and fever. It can also be used to reduce inflammation.
The TGA cannot give advice about an individual's medical condition. You are strongly encouraged to talk with a health professional if you are concerned about a possible adverse event associated with a medicine or vaccine.
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