For as long as I can remember, parents have always turned to gripe water whenever their babies are experiencing issues like colic, stomach discomfort, and teething.
However, you will want to think twice about using a certain brand of the popular remedy due to a recent recall.
DG Baby Gripe Water, which is sold at Dollar General stores across the country, has been recalled by Kingston Pharma LLC "due to the presence of undissolved ingredient, citrus flavonoid."
According to the press release published on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's website, the undissolved extracts "could result in difficulty when swallowing the product for sensitive individuals."
The company has already received a number of complaints about their defected Baby Gripe Water.
“Kingston Pharma, LLC has received one report of a 1-week-old infant having difficulty when swallowing the product and three complaints attributed to the undissolved citrus flavonoid,” the press release continued.
The affected products, which are sold in 4-ounce plastic amber bottles with white plastic caps and include an oral syringe, have the UPC Code 8 5495400246 3.
If you have the recalled DG Baby Gripe Water in your medicine cabinet, you should stop using the product immediately. Contact a healthcare provider if your child has "any problems that may be related to taking or using this product."
To report any adverse reactions from using an affected product, visit the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program website at www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm.
You can also contact Kingston Pharma at 844-724-7347 or email Christina.Condon@SciRegs.com.