Six cough medicines are being permanently removed from the shelves in the UK:
They are Asda children's chesty cough syrup, Calcough chesty and Boots chesty cough syrup one year plus.
Also, Children's chesty cough and Boots sore throat and cough linctus one year plus and Buttercup infant cough syrup.
Parents are being urged to stick to paracetamol and ibuprofen medicines, vapour rubs and simple cough syrup such as glycerol, honey or lemon.
The problem is that the packaging doesn't give clear enough guidance on the correct dosage for under twos. Apparently this is less of a problem in the US, where packaging has already been improved for this type of product.