Child Safety

DG Health NATURALS Baby Cough Syrup Recall – Bacteria Found

Kingston Pharma has announced a recall of one production run of its DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus product after two different species of Bacillus bacteria were found in some bottles of the stuff.

DG | Health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus is recalled after 20 percent turned up contaminated.
DG™|Health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus

In its press release announcing the recall, Kingston said that as of last week it had logged no reports of anyone using the cough syrup and becoming ill. The company did disclose, however, that tests on the product found 10% of tested bottles contaminated with Bacillus cereus and 20% of bottles contaminated with Bacillus circulans.

If you think you might have this product on hand look for these production codes on your packaging:

  • Lot KL180157
  • Expiration date 11/20
  • UPC Code 8 54954 00250 0

What Bacillus cereus and Bacillus circulans Are

Bacillus cereus, which Kingston says was found in 10% of tested bottles, is best known as the “germ” responsible for about 5% of food poisoning cases in the U.S. It is the bacteria most often blamed in “fried rice syndrome”.

Most cases of B. cereus infection are sort-lived and fairly mild but, in rare cases, the infection can cause death.

B. circulans is most often found in soil. Infection with this species is even rarer but it can lead to meningitis.

The bacterial contamination was found through audit testing.

Obviously, if you have any DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus, you should return it to your local Dollar General. You will be given a full refund. Need more info? Call 1-844-724-7347 8:30 during regular business hours.