Baby cough syrup being recalled due to vomiting, diarrhea risk

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MASSENA, NY (WCMH) — A brand of baby cough syrup is being recalled due to the possibility of causing vomiting, and diarrhea in children. 

According to the FDA, Kingston Pharma is recalling some DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus” 2-fluid ounce bottles because it has the potential to be contaminated with Bacillus cereus/ Bacillus circulans. 

Bacillus cereus in food products has the potential to produce two forms of gastrointestinal illness, one being a syndrome primarily of vomiting, and the other of diarrhea. 

Most often, illnesses are mild and self-limiting, although more serious and even lethal cases have occurred.   

Individuals at risk for more severe forms of illness include infants, young children, and others with weakened immune systems. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem with the use of DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus. 

The recalled DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus” bottles were distributed nationwide in Dollar General retail stores.  The product comes in a carton labeled DG™/health baby Cough Syrup + Mucus in 2-fluid ounce bottles marked with Lot KL180157 Expiration date 11/20 on the bottom of the carton and back of the bottle label; UPC Code 8 54954 00250 0. 

The potential for contamination was noted after audit testing revealed the presence of Bacillus cereus /Bacillus circulans in some bottles of this lot of the product. One in ten bottles showed low levels of Bacillus cereus and two in ten bottles showed low levels of Bacillus circulans. 

Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem. 

Consumers who have purchased Lot KL180157 of DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus” may return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-844-724-7347 8:30am to 6:00pm or e-mail at


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