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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Infant's Tylenol Recall - Breaking News

I heard the news about the Infant Tylenol Recall and I wanted to let you parents know about it. I'll keep it quick. It's the Infant's TYLENOL® Oral Suspension Liquid and the press release can be found here 

Hopefully, this is not an issue for you, but if it is, please don't give it to your babies and make sure to call Tylenol for a refund.

Infants' Tylenol Recall: The 6 Things You Need to Know to Protect Your Child (VIDEO)

Posted by Jeanne Sager 
on February 18, 2012 at 11:24 AM
Get ready to check your medicine cabinets, parents, we've got another Tylenol recall on our hands.McNeil Consumer Healthcare is pulling  infants' Tylenol off the shelves. This brings the number of medicines yanked from stores by the company to at least 25 (at last count) in just the past three years.
But before you panic, parents, here's what you really need to know to keep your kids safe and/or get a refund from the company.
1. This recall only covers Infants’ TYLENOL® Oral Suspension Liquid, none of the other medicines marketed to kids.
2. The medicine itself is not tainted. The problem is the redesigned bottles, which ironically were introduced three months ago to HELP parents with measuring out how much medicine their kids need.SimpleMeasure has apparently been confusing parents instead of helping them.
3.The recalled medicine has the following lot numbers: BIL0U00, BIL0V00, BIL3500, BJL2D00, BJL2E00, BJL2T00, BJL2U00. There will also be a UPC code you can check: 300450122308.
4. The medicine recalled is only the grape flavored liquid.
5. You can keep your medicine if you don't want to go through the recall process. The company has a YouTube video with instructions on use of SimpleMeasure. If the flow restrictor at the top of the bottle remains in place instead of having been pushed into the bottle, simply following the instructions in the video should ensure you get the right dosage for your baby:

6. If you're unsure, you can ask Tylenol for a refund right online or by calling McNeil at 1-888-222-6036 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time; Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
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McNeil Consumer Healthcare has issued a voluntary recall on one of its infant over-the-counter drug products, reports the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recall notice was sent out today, Feb. 17.
According to an FDA released statement sent via email today, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., is recalling seven lots of its Infants' Tylenol Oral Suspension 1 oz. Grape flavored over-the-counter pain reliever/fever reducer.
This recall affects approximately 574,000 bottles, which were distributed and sold in the U.S. market both on the wholesale and retail level.
The affected product's lot numbers are: BIL0U00, BIL0V00, BIL3500, BJL2D00, BJL2E00, BJL2T00, BJL2U00, UPC Code is 300450122308.
The FDA press release said this was a voluntary recall and issued as a precautionary measure. The recall of this product was initiated after the company received a "small number" of consumer complaints with the dosing system, called SimpleMeasure.
Tylenol had recently changed its dosing, and the new procedure was designed to limit how much of the drug can be held in the plastic syringe. However, some consumers using this product have experienced the protective cover ("flow restrictor") being pushed into the bottle of liquid infant Tylenol.
Reportedly no adverse events have occurred with the use of this over-the-counter children's pain reliever.
This latest recall comes on the heels of numerous recalls affecting the company. In 2010, McNeil Consumer Healthcare issued a massive recall that affected numerous children liquid pain reliever products, ultimately leading the shutdown of its Fort Washington, Penn., facility after the location was found to have problems with its quality control practices. Reportedly, the facility will reopen sometime in 2013.
With this current recall, parents/caregivers are told they can continue to use the product as long as the protective cover remains in place when measuring a dose. McNeil's statement said those consumers that have experienced the flow restrictor being pushed into the bottle of Tylenol should not use the product.
Instead, the company suggests consumers request a refund for the recalled product by visiting the company's website or calling 1-888-222-6036, Mon. - Fri. from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (EST) and Sat. -Sun. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST).

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