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Children's medicine recalled for overdosing concern

Kristen Kemp, right, gives her one-year-old son, Soren, some Black Elderberry extract at their home in Montclair, N.J., Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008. Kemp uses home remedies and herbal medicine for her kids' sore throats and colds instead of... (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

Pharmaceutical company Perrigo has issued a voluntary recall of several brands of children's cough and cold medicine.

Perrigo says the recall is due to a potential defect causing the wrong markings to appear on dosage cups.

The recall involves two batches of its children's guaifenesin grape liquid along with three batches of children's guaifenesin DM cherry liquid.

Both are sold in 4-ounce bottles by several brands and are carried by CVS, Rite-Aid, Dollar General and other stores.

Perrigo has released this list

of r

ecalled lots and their corresponding branded labels:

GUAIFENESIN GRAPE LIQ 4 OZ

Label

              Lot Number              Expiry

H.E.B.                5LK0592                  08/2017

CVS                   5MK0340                 08/2017

GUAIFENESIN DM CHRY LIQ 4 O

Label

Lot Number

Expiry

Sunmark             5LK0528, 5LK0630                       03/2017

Rite-Aid               5LK0528, 5LK0630                       03/2017

Topcare               5LK0528, 5LK0630, 5LK0779      03/2017

Kroger                 5LK0528, 5LK0630                       03/2017

GoodSense         5LK0528                                       03/2017

Dollar General     5LK0630                                       03/2017

Care One             5LK0630                                       03/2017

CVS                     5LK0630                                        03/2017

Perrigo says affected consumers should discard the dosing device and product.

Consumers with questions can visit Perrigo's recall website or call 888-345-0479.