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Infant Cold Medicines Recalled

Infant Cold Medicines Recalled

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(KSL News) Six major cold medicines for infants are being recalled.

The manufacturers say it's not the medicine itself, but the quantity infants are taking that's causing serious injury and even death.

Tylenol, Pedicare, Triaminic, Robitussin, Dimetapp and Little Colds are now being recalled because of rare reports of children dying or becoming ill from overdose.

The right dose is based not on age but on weight. Next week an FDA panel will consider if the instructions should be changed.

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