All About the 2010 Recall on Children’s Medicine

McNeil, a division of Johnson & Johnson, has recalled Children’s Tylenol, Children’s Motrin, Children’s Zyrtec, and Children’s Benadryl. Infants’ versions of these drugs are also affected. Only the liquid forms of these products are being recalled. If you have pills, don’t worry about this recall.

McNeil says to stop using those products if you currently have them. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for generic versions.

No “adverse medical events” have been associated with the Children’s Tylenol and other products being recalled, according to McNeil’s press release. One of the company’s manufacturing plants was churning out subpar products. According to McNeil:

Some of the products included in the recall 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. While the potential for serious medical events is remote, the company advises consumers who have purchased these recalled products to discontinue use.

If your child vomits, feels nauseous, has an upset stomach, or experiences any other abnormal symptoms after taking the recalled product, call your doctor.

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The plant is being repaired. In the meantime, parents should stop using the medication and see, the company’s website, for more information. You can also call the company at 1-888-222-6036.

Here’s a complete list of Tylenol products being recalled.

Here’s the full list of affected Motrin products.

This is the Zyrtec recall list.

The only Benadryl product being recalled is Children’s Benadryl Allergy/Dye-Free Bubblegum Flavored Liquid. Find the relevant Benadryl UPC/NDC codes at the bottom of this page.

You can order a refund or discount coupon for a new product here.

Written by Drea Knufken

Drea Knufken

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