Wyeth recalls some cough, cold drugs because of dosage cup

October 31, 2007

Wyeth recalls certain Robitussin, Dimetapp Cold & Chest Congestion.

Wyeth Consumer Healthcare has initiated a voluntary recall and replacement program for all U.S. retail outlets that sell several Robitussin products and Children's Dimetapp Cold & Chest Congestion. The program involves removal of existing products with a dosage cup that does not have a half-teaspoon mark, which is the recommended dose for children age two to under six. This action is specific to the dosage cup and not related to the medication itself. For children age two to under six, the company is advising consumers not to use these medicines until the replacement products with the new cups are available. The replacement products with the new dosage cups are expected to be available beginning in early November 2007. Packaging for the replacement products will be marked to indicate that the new dosage cup is included. The recall and replacement program for these products does not affect other Robitussin and Dimetapp cough and cold products. For more information call 1-900-762-4675 or visit www.Robitussin.com.

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