Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Panadol recalled by Australian authorities not on sale in PNG

 THE children’s medicine recalled by Australian authorities are not on sale in Papua New Guinea, according to a survey carried out by the Independent Consumer and Competition Commission.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration in Australia on May 19 recalled the children’s 200ml Panadol because an ingredient used in its manufacture of “can potentially cause a low risk allergic reactions in some children”.
Commissioner Paulus Ain said: “The batch numbers of the affected products are 136418 (strawberry flavour), 136444 (strawberry flavour) and 136443 (orange flavour).
He said the commission carried out the inspection to determine to “impose a compulsory product recall”.
The commission has the power to do that under the Independent Consumer and Competition Act 2002.
The commission inspected pharmacies and shops in Port Moresby, Lae, Kokopo and Goroka and did not find the recalled medicine.