RECALL: Multiple batches of children’s Panadol products have been recalled over contamination fears.

Parents have been warned that three batches of Children’s Panadol 5-12 years suspension, supplied in 200mL bottles, are being recalled.

The affected batches are:

  • Children’s Panadol 5-12 Suspension Strawberry
  • 48mg/mL suspension, pack size 200mL
  • Batch Numbers: 136418 and 136444
  • Expiry Dates: FEB 18 and FEB 18
  • Children’s Panadol 5-12 Suspension Orange
  • 48mg/mL suspension, pack size 200mL
  • Batch Number: 136443
  • Expiry Date: FEB 18                                 


Childrens Panadol bottle


The batch number and expiry date are located along the bottom of the label on the bottle, or embossed on the base of the outer box.

If the product is affected customers should not use it and return it to the place of purchase for a refund, or call the GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare customer service line, 1800 028 533, for further information and support.

The Department of Health issued this statement:

It has been identified that an ingredient used in the manufacture of these medicines may have been contaminated with small particles that could contain trace minerals and inert fibres. The quantity of these particles would be small and they may not be visible in the product. If this occurs, there is a very low risk of allergic reaction and there is also potential for the medicine to be less effective over time.

If you have any questions or concerns about this issue, speak to your health professional, or call the GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare customer service line on 1800 028 533. GlaxoSmithKline would also like to reassure their consumers that no other Children’s Panadol variants, batches or products are affected by this quality incident.

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  • How scary but double checked my bottles and all good here


  • Scary. I just checked mine which are okay. Worrying if I hadn’t seen this, I’d never have known.


  • Doesn’t make me feel confident about purchasing panadol right now – I opted for a different brand yesterday just until I gain confidence in panadol brand again


  • A staple in many households. I hope the message spreads far enough.


  • Oh god, this is just awful! A trusted family brand too! And in the kids bottles. I hope everyone who has some reads this asap


  • When you trust a brand, it’s pretty scary to think that it might harm you or your children.


  • I checked my and their expiry is Jan not feb


  • Scary! Better to check immediately if we have such a bottle in the house.


  • I have shared. Thankfully I don’t have any in the house


  • Fortunately I don’t have any but a friend of mine with children does. I will pass the message on. Thank you for you advice on this.


  • Wow again. Panadol has not had a good run in the last 12 or so months.


  • Frightening! Especially since we are trusting these big pharma companies with the lives of our precious children!!


  • Thanks for always keeping us informed MOM


  • Thanks for the warning we have this one in my medication cupboard


  • lucky we do not have this!


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