KINGSTON, Jamaica - Drug manufacturer Novartis Pharma Logistics announced yesterday that it is voluntarily recalling some of its products because of malfunctioning caps.
The products, some of which are available in Jamaica, include Triaminic Syrups, Theraflu Warming Relief Syrups, Jack & Jill brand paediatric syrups and Buckley’s Complete Liquids.
Novartis said that because it is likely that the child-resistant feature of the bottle cap may malfunction, it has decided to issue a voluntary recall to consumers, retail customers and wholesalers. The malfunction could enable the cap to be removed with the tamper-evident seal still in place.
Retailers and wholesalers should stop distribution and return the affected lots using the Novartis Product Return information that is being provided to them, the company said.
The items being recalled were produced at a Novartis Consumer Health manufacturing facility in the United States before the voluntary suspension of operations in December 2011. It said that a consumer complaint in the US in late November triggered an internal investigation by Novartis Consumer Health that determined a voluntary recall was “in the best interest of consumers”.
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