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Product recall: Kids' blackcurrant cough syrup
Applies to eight different brands, including Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Superdrug, Tesco & WilkoWed 20 Jun
If you've a bottle of children's blackcurrant cough syrup in the cupboard, check the label as a precautionary product recall has been issued on eight different brands of medicine, over a problem where one of its ingredients could allow mould to grow.
Related: See our Free & Cheap Medicine guide.
Any affected products should not be used, and instead returned to the shop where you bought them for a free replacement. Only the following batches with the expiry dates listed below are affected:
Batch number(s) Expiry date Asda Children’s Dry Cough Syrup Glycerol Blackcurrant Flavour 274V1, 276V1, 278V1, 283W1 27/09/2017, 31/10/2017, 02/01/2018,19/02/2018 Bell’s Children’s Cough Syrup Blackcurrant Flavour 280V3 04/01/2018 Morrisons Children’s Dry Tickly Cough Glycerin 0.75g/5ml Oral Solution 282W1 30/01/2018 Numark Children’s Dry Cough 0.75 g/5 ml Oral Solution 280V1, 288W1 04/01/2018, 27/04/2018 Sainsbury’s Children’s Dry Cough 0.75g/5ml Syrup 275V1 11/10/2017 Superdrug Children’s Dry Tickly Cough Glycerin 0.75 g/5 ml Oral Solution 280V2, 284W1 04/01/2018, 24/03/2018 Tesco Children’s Dry Cough Syrup 277V1, 278V2, 281W1 31/10/2017, 02/01/2018, 30/01/2018 Wilko Tickly Cough 0.75g/5ml Oral Solution 275V2 11/10/2017
Dr Sam Atkinson, spokesperson for the Medicines & Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA), said: "The mould is not always visible, so return any of the affected cough syrup bottles, even if it looks okay to use. If your child has recently taken one of these cough syrups, and, in the unlikely event that they have become unwell or had a reaction, please speak to your GP, pharmacist or other healthcare professional."
No other expiry dates or products are affected. For more info, see the MHRA's website.
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If you sign up to the free Superdrug* 'Health & Beautycard' loyalty card, on your birthday you'll get triple points on purchases with no minimum spend (see full T&Cs*). It's valid for 14 days after your birthday.
What else does the loyalty card get me?
You'll also get free standard delivery online, exclusive offers and you can accumulate points to use as part-payment for money off at the till.
Superdrug discounts via Health & Beautycard*
Eg, 'Treat Thursday' deals, limited offers, free delivery etcOngoing
If you regularly shop in Superdrug* either in stores or online, it's worth picking up a free Superdrug Health & Beautycard* as not only can you collect one point per £1 spent for money off future purchases, you can get exclusive deals, too.
Every week it has a special 'Treat Thursday' event, with various deals and offers. Examples of previous discounts we’ve seen include a free bottle of water, free delivery, triple points offers and 10% off all own-brand products.
If you're collecting points, every 100 points is £1 off a future purchase but unlike Boots, you can part-pay with points and then pay the rest with cash, which means you can use your discounts as soon as you've got 100 points.
If you're a student, you can normally get 10% off toiletries at health and beauty retailer Superdrug* with an NUS Extra card, or with a Unidays code, which you can get for free by signing up with your university details - but you can now get 20% off until Tue 16 Jan.
You'll need a registered Beautycard (Superdrug's free loyalty card) too and the discount's only available in its stores, not online.
Who is eligible for an NUS Extra card?
The NUS Extra card is available to all students aged over 16 years (including distance learners, vocational and part-time students). It costs £12 and is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. You can use it to get discounts at lots of stores and websites, including Asos, Spotify, Amazon and Domino's.
Excludes prescriptions, phone cards, mobile phones, postage stamps and baby milk.
You can't use the card with any other coupon offer, discount card (such as staff discount) or with selected in-store offers.
Superdrug 'January' sale
Up to 80% off online & in stores
Find your nearest: store locator*
Start date (online): It started on Boxing Day.
Start date (in stores): It started on Boxing Day.
Sale amount: Up to 80% off online & in stores.
Likely to boost: We've seen discounts increase up to 90% off in some cases in previous years, however there's no guarantee the same will happen this year. We'll update you here when we know more.
Decent discounts we found on Tue 2 Jan include:
Superdrug up to 50% off advent calendars
From £6-£70 including make-up, skincare, hair clips etc
If you're looking for a beauty advent calendar, Superdrug* has nine, and they’re all included in its ‘save on selected gifting’ up to 50% off offer. These range from £4 (norm £16) calendars to £70 (norm £120).
Superdrug couldn't tell us the exact end date of this offer, but said it would run into December, with stock replenished before Christmas.
Some examples of mostly own-brand £30 and under calendars we found further reduced on Wed 6 Dec include:
- £4 (was £8, norm £16) Flutter beauty 24-piece calendar* - Includes mini nail polish, lip gloss and eye shadow etc.
- £4 (was £8, norm £16) Studio London 'Festive As' 24-piece calendar* - Includes eyeshadow, blusher, nail polish, mascara et.
- £6 (norm £12) Beauty & The Beast 12-piece calendar* - Includes lip balms, body wash, body lotion, hand cream etc.
- £6 (was £12, norm £20) Technic 'Love Your Selfie' 24-piece calendar* - Includes nail polish, lipstick, eye/lip liner and eye shadows etc.
- £6 (was £12, norm £24) Technic 'Glitter Ball' 24-piece calendar*- Includes nail polish, lipstick, eye/lip liner and eye shadows etc.
- £10 (was £20, norm £30) Tanya Burr ’12 Sweet Days’ 12-piece calendar* - Includes nail polish, eye shimmer pots, glitter eyeliners and lip glosses etc.
- £25 (was £50, norm £80) Essie 24-piece nail polish calendar* - Includes 20 polishes including seven full-sized polishes normally £8ish each, but inlcuding the minis we reckon this set would cost £108+ separately.
- £30 (norm £50) Makeup Revolution 25-piece calendar* - Includes highlighter, bronzer, lipsticks and an eye shadow palette etc.
Calendars over £30 include:
£70 (norm £120) Makeup Revolution Christmas tree* 25-day calendar – which comes in not just any shape, but a very familiar shape for those who got last year’s M&S calendar.SOLD OUT