Cough Syrup with Morphine Recalled
Jan. 21, 2016 -- Licorice cough syrup distributed by Master Herbs, Inc. is being recalled because it contains morphine.
The presence of morphine -- a powerful narcotic painkiller -- is not declared on the label of the Licorice Coughing Liquid. Accidental morphine consumption can cause severe allergic reactions, breathing problems and death.
To date, no one has suffered harm from the product, according to the California-based company.
It is recalling all lots of the cough syrup in 100 ml bottles, which were distributed to Chinese grocery stores in various cities in California, New Jersey, Hawaii, Illinois, Ohio and Nevada.
Consumers with the product should stop using it and return it to the place of purchase. For more information send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.