Parents are asked to return the product through the product recall notice issued online by the retailer.
Tesco is the UK’s largest grocer and has stores across the UK.
78,000 packs of Tesco Max All-in-One chassis cough and cold lemon sockets are being taken off the shelf.
Labels on products misrepresent children 12 years of age and older.
Message to parents on remembering Tesco product.
Dr Alison Cave, MHRA’s Chief Safety Officer, said: “Patient safety is always our priority and we are committed to ensuring that the medicines you take are safe.
“It’s very important that people check their Tesco Max All-in-One Cough and Cold Lemon Socket packs to see if they have an infected pack.
“If they do, they should stop using them and return them to Tesco for a refund.
“We would like to reassure patients and parents that if you or anyone under the age of 16 has used this catch recently and has not experienced any side effects, there is no cause for concern.
“If anyone has any questions, please talk to your healthcare professional and report any adverse reactions through the Yellow Card Scheme.”
This comes at a time when the British are warning that the “worst cold ever” is spreading across the UK and people with the disease have been left “on the floor”.
News of a deadly disease that started in the south has now spread to the north and people say it is taking days to recover – and in some cases, weeks.
The affected batch numbers are:
- Batch No. 9MW0145 with an expiration date of November 2022.
- Batch No. 0CW0054 with an expiration date of January 2023.
- Batch 0FW0133 with an expiration date of May 2023.