Children’s Ibuprofen & Paracetamol Syrup Recall [Australia]

Australia ACCC RecallAustralia/Canberra: Children's Ibuprofen & Paracetamol Syrup Recall [Australia]Symbion Pty recalls certain Pharmacy Choice Children’s Paracetamol 6 to 12 Years Concentrated and Pharmacy Choice Ibuprofen Children’s Suspension Syrups due to choking and ingestion hazards. ACCC:

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Symbion Children’s Ibuprofen and Paracetamol Syrups are subject to this recall:

  • Pharmacy Choice Children’s Paracetamol 6 to 12 Years Concentrated 200 mL bottle
    Batch numbers: IA45030, IA50152
    Expiry dates: 10/2016, 01/2017
    AUST R 174833
  • Pharmacy Choice Ibuprofen Children’s Suspension 200 mL bottle
    Batch numbers: FA4514, IA50044, IA45162, IA50026
    Expiry dates: 03/2017, 06/2017, 05/2017, 06/2017
    AUST R 126539

Please consult the photograph above for details of the Syrups’ packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional brands of the recalled products are pictured on the Web site above.

According to the ACCC, there is a risk of the bottle grooves breaking off when opening the bottle. If the defect occurs, this poses a potential choking hazard for young children.

In addition, if plastic or metal fragments are ingested, they could cut the mouth, stomach or other parts of the GI tract, cause intestinal perforation or serious infection and possibly require surgical intervention for their safe removal.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession the recalled Ibuprofen and Paracetamol Syrups, please do not administer them to your child them. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund. Alternatively, you can contact the Symbion customer service line on 1300 430 611 and arrange the return of the applicable product and a refund.

Please note: other Syrups manufactured by this company have been recalled. To see all recalls and notifications related to this manufacturer, please search for “Symbion” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


Additional information about this recall:
ACCC PRA number: 2015/14851
Recalls Direct RIN: 5672-2015
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