May 02, 2010
McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, has recalled certain over-the-counter liquid medications for infants and children including Children’s and Infants’ Tylenol and Motrin, and Children’s Benadryl and Zyrtec. According to the McNeil website these products “may contain a higher concentration of active ingredient than is specified; others may contain inactive ingredients that may not meet internal testing requirements; and others may contain tiny particles.” 1
Parents who have these products shoud stop using them and should report any adverse reactions to the FDA. Reactions may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Program by fax at 1-800-FDA-0178, by mail at MedWatch, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787, or on the MedWatch website at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
For additional information, including affected NDC numbers, consumers can visit www.mcneilproductrecall.com or call 1-888-222-6036 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Time, and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time).
McNeil will be issuing a refund for the recalled products, visit their product recall website for this information.
1. McNeil Consumer Healthcare Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain OTC Infants’ and Children’s Products. April 30, 2010, Accessed May 2, 2010. http://www.mcneilproductrecall.com/page.jhtml?id=/include/new_recall.inc