Wyeth Consumer Healthcare Initiates Voluntary Recall and Replacement Program for Several Robitussin Products and Children's Dimetapp Cold & Chest Congestion
-- Dosage Cup Being Replaced, No Issue with Medicine --
Madison, N.J., October 29, 2007 â€“ Wyeth Consumer Healthcare, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE), today announced it has initiated a voluntary recall and replacement program for all U.S. retail outlets that sell several RobitussinÂ® products and Childrenâ€™s DimetappÂ® Cold & Chest Congestion.Â 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.Â This action is specific to the dosage cup and not related to the medication itself.Â For children age two to under six, the Company is advising consumers not to use these medicines until the replacement products with the new cup are available.
The replacement products with the new dosage cup are expected to be available beginning in early November 2007.Â Â 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.
Products Being Recalled & Replaced:
Â· RobitussinÂ® Cough DM
Â· RobitussinÂ® Cough & Cold CF
Â· RobitussinÂ® Cough & Congestion
Â· RobitussinÂ® Chest Congestion
Â· RobitussinÂ® Head & Chest Congestion PE
Â· RobitussinÂ® Cough Sugar Free DM
Â· Childrenâ€™s DimetappÂ® Cold & Chest Congestion
Important Instructions for Parents and Caregivers
We recommend that parents and caregivers of children age two to under six do the following:
Â· Do not use these medicines in children age two to under six because the dosage cup does not have a half-teaspoon mark, which is the dose on the label of these products for this age group.Â
Â· Consult their healthcare professional concerning the most appropriate way to treat cough and cold symptoms for children age two to under six.
Â· Call 1-800-762-4675 for more information.
More information on these Robitussin products or Childrenâ€™s Dimetapp Cold & Chest Congestion can be found at Dimetapp.com or Robitussin.com or by calling 800-762-4675.
About Wyeth Consumer Healthcare
Wyeth Consumer Healthcare, a division of Wyeth, is one of the worldâ€™s leaders in the development, manufacturing and marketing of non-prescription medicines, vitamins and nutritional products, including established brands such as AdvilÂ®, CentrumÂ®, ChapStickÂ®, DimetappÂ® and RobitussinÂ®.Â Wyeth is one of the worldâ€™s largest research-driven pharmaceutical and health care products companies.Â It is a leader in the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceuticals, vaccines, biotechnology products and non-prescription medicines that improve the quality of life for people worldwide.Â The Companyâ€™s major divisions include Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Wyeth Consumer Healthcare and Fort Dodge Animal Health.
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