PHARMACY giant Boots is recalling tens of thousands of bottles of cough and cold medicines over fears that plastic might have got into the liquid.

As a precautionary measure Boots is asking all UK shoppers to return any of its branded medicines that were purchased since September.

The medicines being recalled are:

Boots Pharmaceuticals Chesty Cough Relief 100mg/5ml Oral Solution

Boots Pharmaceuticals Dry Cough Relief Oral Solution

Boots Pharmaceuticals Mucus Cough Relief 100mg/5ml Oral Solution

Boots Pharmaceuticals Paracetamol 6 years Plus 250mg/5ml Oral Solution 200ml

Boots Pharmaceuticals Ibuprofen 3 Months plus 100mg/5ml Oral Suspension Strawberry

Although there have been no reported incidents as yet, a possible fault in the manufacturing process of the tamper seal may have resulted in small pieces of plastic being found in the liquid medicines, says Boots.

In a statement, Boots said: "The health and safety of our customers and patients is always our highest priority so as a precaution we are recalling some Boots medicine lines.

"We have taken the decision to ask customers to return these products to our stores for a refund. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause our customers and would like to offer our reassurances that these actions are taken as a precaution, while we fully investigate the situation."