Are you giving this product to your infant? You may want to throw it out

Parents who shop at the Dollar General might want to take a look at their medicine cabinet.

Kingston Pharma, LLC announced Wednesday they were recalling their two-fluid ounce bottles of DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The recalled product was distributed nationwide to Dollar General Stores.

The recall comes because of the potential for the product to be contaminated with Bacillus cereus or Bacillus circulans.

Bacillus cereus can have the potential to cause gastrointestinal illness when consumed in food products. This primarily is known to cause vomiting but it can also result in diarrhea.

Individuals at severe risk of those symptoms are children, infants and others with weak immune systems.

There have been no illnesses reported in connection to the product as of Wednesday.

The FDA has suspended production of the product while the company continues their investigation into the problem.

Those who have bought the product may return them to them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Earlier in February, the company also recalled their DG™ Baby Gripe Water herbal supplement with organic ginger and fennel extracts after the product was found to contain citrus flavonoid, according to the company’s website.

Use of that undissolved ingredient is not considered to be hazardous but could result in difficulty swallowing for sensitive individuals. The orally administered product was distributed for infants and adults. The product was sold in four-ounce amber bottles with white plastic caps and an oral syringe.

The FDA said customers who have purchased the product should stop using and discard it.

For more information on these product recalls, visit the FDA online.

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John Mangalonzo (john@localvoicemedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.