Children’s Tylenol and Other Drugs Recalled

Posted: May 2, 2010 in family law
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A voluntary recall has begun by Johnson and Johnson on certain children’s over-the-counter medicines because of manufacture deficiencies. The deficiencies may affect the potency, purity or quality of the products. The recall involves all unexpired lots of seven products in 43 different flavors and sizes. These include Tylenol Infants’ Drops, Children’s Tylenol Suspensions, Infants’ Motrin Drops, Children’s Zyrtec liquids in bottles and Children’s Benadryl Allergy liquids.

The recall comes after federal health regulators cited McNeil on Friday morning for manufacturing violations found during a routine inspection at a company facility in Fort Washington, Pa., an F.D.A. spokeswoman said. This is the second major recall this year for McNeil. In January, after receiving reports of moldy smells emanating from over-the-counter medicines made at a plant in Puerto Rico, the company recalled several hundred lots of adult and children’s products.

Consumers should stop using certain lots of infants’ and children’s Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl products because some of them may contain more of the active drug ingredient than specified, the Johnson & Johnson unit. McNeil has posted a full list of the recalled product lots on a dedicated web site. To see the list, click here McNeil also has a hotline, (888) 222-6036, available 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday and on weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, the lines seem to be constantly busy, so checking the web site seems to be a quicker way to check out if you have one of the recalled products.

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