Robitussin Cough Syrup Recalled Nationwide Due to Fungus Concerns

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Jan. 25, 2024 – Some Robitussin cough syrup products are being recalled nationwide due to potentially deadly microbial contamination. 

The company that makes Robitussin syrups did not specify which microorganisms may be in the products. The recall announcement from the global consumer health products company Haleon stated that the contamination could lead to fungal infections or the presence of fungi or yeasts in a person’s blood. So far, the company has not received any reports of people being sickened by the recalled products.

The recall applies to bottles of Robitussin Honey CF Max Day and Robitussin Honey CF Max Nighttime. Both varieties are for adults. Affected products were sold nationwide and have specific lot numbers printed at the bottom of the back of the bottles. Consumers can view the lot numbers on the FDA's recall webpage.

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People with weakened immune systems have a higher risk of life-threatening health problems due to the cough syrup, the company warned.

“In non-immunocompromised consumers, the population most likely to use the product, life-threatening infections are not likely to occur,” the recall notice from Haleon stated. “However, the occurrence of an infection that may necessitate medical intervention cannot be completely ruled out.”

People who have affected products should stop using them immediately. The company asked that anyone with the products email Haleon at [email protected], or call the company at 800-245-1040 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time.