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Cough syrup given out with candy at Lansdowne school's 'Trunk or Treat'

Cough syrup given out with candy at Lansdowne school's 'Trunk or Treat'

Parents are expressing concern after the Lansdowne Middle School PTA handed out samples of a homeopathic cough syrup as part of a promotional bag that included snacks, gift cards and advertisements given to children at the school’s Trunk-or-Treat event last week.

Two days after the Halloween-themed event, the school’s principal sent a letter to parents notifying them of the Hyland’s Cold ’n Cough syrup packets and instructing them to remove them from their child’s possession.

The Oct. 27 letter did not say whether the packets were potentially dangerous. The label on the Hyland’s packet recommends to “Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.”

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