(Meredith) - A pharmaceutical company is recalling infant cough syrup sold at Dollar General stores nationwide because it may be contaminated with a bacteria that can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
Kingston Pharma issued the recall on Wednesday for its 2-fluid ounce bottles of "DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus."
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, “One in ten bottles showed low levels of Bacillus cereus and two in ten bottles showed low levels of Bacillus circulans.”
Most often, illnesses from the bacteria are mild and self-limiting, although more serious and even lethal cases have occurred. Individuals at risk for more severe reactions include infants, young children and others with weakened immune systems.
However, no illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall.
Bottles of the recalled cough syrup are marked with the Lot No. KL180157 and have a UPC Code of 8 54954 00250 0. Each package also has the expiration date "11/20" on the bottom.
Consumers who purchased the affected product can return it to the store for a full refund. Anyone with questions about the recall can call 1-844-724-7347 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST or email Christina.Condon@SciRegs.com.