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Buckley's maker voluntarily recalls 6 syrups over potential choking hazard

The maker of Buckley's is voluntarily recalling a number of its syrups because of a choking hazard.

Consumers who've purchased any of the products should pour the syrup into a teaspoon, company says

The maker of Buckley's says its voluntary recall applies to products indicated for use by adults and children above 12 years old. (Health Canada)

The maker of Buckley's is voluntarily recalling a number of its syrups because of a choking hazard.

Health Canada says GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Inc. initiated the recall from stores because the products have a defective plastic seal that may fall into the bottle.

The affected products are all for use by adults or children over 12 years old.

They include:

  • Buckley's Complete with the drug identification number 02279703.
  • Buckley's Complete Mucus Relief with the DIN 02357232.
  • Buckley's Cough & Chest Congestion with the DIN 02289164.
  • Buckley's Cough Mucus & Phlegm with the DIN 02346451.

All four come in 150 ml and 250 ml containers.

A defect with the circular, plastic seal may cause it to fall into the bottle and present a potential choking hazard if swallowed. (Health Canada)

Other products include Buckley's Original Mixture with the natural product number 02239538 in 100 ml and 200 ml containers, and Buckley's Original Mixture Night Time with the DIN 02230939 in 100 ml containers.

Buckley's Jack and Jill children's syrup is not part of the recall. The company says it uses a different seal.

GSK says consumers who have purchased any of the products should not drink from the bottle but pour the syrup into a teaspoon.

With files from CBC News

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