Thousands of packets of Tesco Cough & Cold Sachets urgently recalled

Thousands of packets of Tesco Cough & Cold Sachets are urgently recalled after they were incorrectly labelled as safe for children aged 12 and over

  • Tesco’s Max All-In-One Chesty Cough & Cold Lemon Sachets have been recalled
  • Around 78,000 packets of the medicine were incorrectly labelled, officials said
  • The packets wrongly said the sachets were suitable for children over 12 years old

The UK’s medicines watchdog has issued a recall notice for thousands of packs of cough and cold medicine which have been incorrectly labelled.

Some 78,000 packs from three batches of Tesco Max All-In-One Chesty Cough & Cold Lemon Sachets are affected.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said that the sachet labelling incorrectly says that children aged 12 years and over can use the product. But the medicine should not be given to children under the age of 16.

It urged people who have bought the product to check the batch number. Anyone who has bought it is urged to return it to Tesco for a refund.

The MHRA said the product has been removed from shelves while labelling is updated.

The UK’s medicines watchdog has issued a recall notice for thousands of packs of Tesco Max All-In-One Chesty Cough & Cold Lemon Sachets which have been incorrectly labelled

MHRA’s chief safety officer, Dr Alison Cave, said: ‘Patient safety is always our priority and we are committed to ensuring that the medicines you take are safe.

‘It is vitally important that people check their packs of Tesco Max All-In-One Chesty Cough & Cold Lemon Sachet and check if they have an affected pack.

‘If they do, they should stop using them and return them to Tesco for a refund.

‘We would like to reassure patients and parents that if you or someone under the age of 16 have used recently these sachets and have suffered no ill-effects there is no cause for concern,’ Dr Cave added. 

‘If anyone has any questions please speak to your healthcare professional and report any adverse reactions via the Yellow Card scheme.’ 

A Tesco spokesperson said: ‘We are recalling our Tesco Maximum Strength All-In-One Cold & Flu Relief Lemon x10, because it has the incorrect dosage advice printed on the individual sachets as the product is not intended for use by children aged under 16 years.

‘Customers are asked to return the product to their local store for a full refund. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.’ 

The affected batch numbers are: batch number 9MW0145 with the expiry date Nov 2022; batch number 0CW0054 with the expiry date Jan 2023 and batch 0FW0133 with the expiry date May 2023.

The recall notice does not affect any other products in the Tescos line.   

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