Amid a number of FDA concerns over quality control, McNeil Consumer Products has voluntarily recalled over 40 infant’s and children’s over-the-counter products.
Products included in the recall are Tylenol Infants’ Drops, Children’s Tylenol Suspensions, Children’s Tylenol Plus Suspensions, Motrin Infants’ Drops, Children’s Motrin Suspensions, Children’s Motrin Cold Suspensions, Children’s Zyrtec liquids in bottles, and Children’s Benadryl Allergy liquids in bottles.
The FDA has recently discovered that some of the “products included in the recall may contain a higher concentration of active ingredient than specified; others contain inactive ingredients that may not meet internal testing requirements; and others may contain tiny particles.”
The agency says that there have been no reports of adverse side effects and the potential for serious medical evens is remote.
Experts urge parents to immediately discontinue use and throw out any of these products that they may currently have in their medicine cabinets.
In an article by MedPage today, “McNeil recalled several varieties of Children’s Tylenol last September because of possible contamination with a Gram-negative bacteria, Burkholderia cepacia, and earlier this year the manufacturer recalled a wide variety of products, including Children’s Tylenol, because of consumer complaints of an unusual, moldy, musty, or mildew-like odor.”
SOURCE: “FDA provides consumer advice following recall of products for infants and children”, FDA, May 1, 2010
SOURCE: “Children’s Cold, Pain, and Allergy Medicines Recalled”, MedPage Today, May 1, 2010
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