FDA recalls Gripe Water sold at Dollar General

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The company that makes a Gripe Water herbal supplement for infants and adults for Dollar General has issued a voluntary recall.

An undissolved ingredient in the product, citrus flavanoid, could result in difficulty swallowing for sensitive babies, according to a statement Friday from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Kingston Pharma LLC is the manufacturer of the DG brand Baby Gripe Water herbal supplement with organic ginger and fennel extracts.

Its suggested uses include treatment for gas, colic and teething.

The company has received a complaint of a 1-week-old baby having trouble swallowing after using the product and three complaints about the undissolved citrus flavanoid, the FDA reported.

The recall covers all lots of of DG Baby Gripe Water, which is packaged in 4-ounce amber bottles, with white plastic camps. The product was distributed nationally through Dollar General.

Kingston Pharma is advising customers to stop using the product and throw it away. Consumers should contact their health care provider if they or their child have experienced any problems from using the gripe water.

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