Triaminic Syrups and Theraflu Warming Relief Syrups have been voluntarily recalled due to improperly functioning caps and risk of poisoning.  According to The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), “These child-resistant caps can fail to function properly and enable the cap to be removed by a child with the tamper-evident seal in place, posing a risk of unintentional ingestion and poisoning.”  You can read more about the recalled syrups below.

Product Information:

  • Recalled Product: Triaminic® Syrups and Theraflu Warming Relief® Syrups
  • Manufacturer of the Syrups: Novartis Consumer Health Inc., of Parsippany, NJ
  • Manufactured In: U.S.A.
  • Dates Sold: Between May 2010 and December 2011
  • Price of Product: Approximately $5
  • Places Sold: Food, drug, mass merchandise and club stores nationwide
  • Number of Units Recalled: About 2.3 Million

For a full list of the recalled products, visit the Novartis website.

Injuries To Date:

  • 12 reports of children unscrewing the locked caps
  • 4 reports of children ingesting the product, where 1 child needed medical attention

Refund:

If you or a loved one has purchased any of the recalled syrups, stop using the product immediately.  Furthermore, consumers should contact Novartis for product return and refund instructions.

Additional Information:

For information on the recall, consumers can call Novartis at (866) 553-6742 or visit their website.  Consumers may also contact The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) by calling (800) 638-2772 or visiting their website.

What to Do if a Recalled Product Has Affected You:

If you or a loved one has become injured as a result of a recalled product, you may be entitled to compensation.  It would be beneficial to speak to an attorney specializing in products liability.  Most of the attorneys here at LawInfo.com offer free initial consultations.  It would be advantageous to at least discuss your case with an attorney to get some feedback.