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Recall of Triaminic and Theraflu Products Due to Defective Child-Resistant Caps: Risk of Poisoning

February 12th, 2013 Uncategorized

Name of product:
Triaminic® Syrups and Theraflu Warming Relief® Syrups

The child-resistant caps on these products fail to function properly. This allows the cap to be removed by a child, posing a great risk of unintentional ingestion and poisoning. These products contain acetaminophen and diphenhydramine which are required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act to be sealed with child-resistant and tamper-resistant packaging. Diphenhydramine can cause seizures and cardiac arrhythmias after an overdose. If either of these chemicals are ingested in large doses by a small child, serious injury and even death can occur.


This recall involves Triaminic® Syrups and Theraflu Warming Relief® Syrups for coughs, colds and fevers. There are 24 types of these two products included in the recall. A complete list of products, lot numbers and National Drug Codes (NDC) can be found at www.novartisOTC.com. Lot numbers are located on the bottom panel of the box and on the left side of the label on the bottle. The NDC number is located on the upper right corner of the front panel of the Triaminic Syrups box, and the upper left corner of the Theraflu Warming Relief Syrups bottle.

Approximately 2.3 Million

Novartis has already received 12 reports of children unscrewing the locked caps, including four reports of children ingesting the product. One child required emergency medical attention.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Novartis at (866) 553-6742 or online at www.novartisOTC.com for a full refund.

If Your Child has Been Injured:

If your child has been injured as the result of these defective child-resistant caps, of any negligence caused by someone else, it is important you contact a skilled personal injury attorney right away. A personal injury lawyer will be able to get to the facts to help make sure you receive the compensation you need for your child’s injuries.

Daggett Shuler, Attorneys at Law, principal office is based at 2140 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC  27104.  The firm handles personal injury claims including serious injuries, automobile accidents, workers’ compensation and social security disability.  If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of accident call Daggett Shuler for a free confidential consultation at 336-724-1234.

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