Infant Cold Medicines Recalled

Infant cold medicine's have been pulled from the shelves today by pharmacies nationwide because of overdose dangers.

Newschannel 10's Stephanae Benson called local stores to make sure the items have been removed here in Amarillo. She called Walmart, Walgreen's, Target, United and even some smaller pharmacies and all of the stores have removed the products that are harmful to children. 

C.V.S. pharmacy would not release the information over the phone, so she went into one of their stores and did not find the products there. So parents can rest assured they won't be putting their kids at risk by accidentally buying a recalled medicine.

The pharmacies say they receive alerts daily from the wholesaler or manufacturer so that the items are removed immediately.

The over-the-counter cold medications for infants that are being voluntarily withdrawn are:

  • Dimetapp Decongestant Plus Cough Infant Drops
  • Dimetapp Decongestant Infant Drops
  • Little Colds Decongestant Plus Cough
  • Little Colds Multi-Symptom Cold Formula
  • Pediacare Infant Drops Decongestant (containing pseudoephedrine)
  • Pediacare Infant Drops Decongestant & Cough (containing pseudoephedrine)
  • Pediacare Infant Dropper Decongestant (containing phenylephrine)
  • Pediacare Infant Dropper Long-Acting Cough
  • Pediacare Infant Dropper Decongestant & Cough (containing phenylephrine)
  • Robitussin Infant Cough DM Drops
  • Triaminic Infant & Toddler Thin Strips Decongestant
  • Triaminic Infant & Toddler Thin Strips Decongestant Plus Cough
  • Tylenol Concentrated Infants' Drops Plus Cold
  • Tylenol Concentrated Infants' Drops Plus Cold & Cough

What parents should look out for is any cold medicine for infants or toddlers under 2 like drops and decongestants. Also Doctors warn parents to read the labels before administering medicine to a child of any age.