Children’s 2010 Tylenol/Zyrtec/Motrin/Benadryl recall (readable list!) by McNeil Consumer Healthcare; 40 types of Tylenol products

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Yesterday, April 30, 2010, McNeil Consumer Healthcare issued a voluntary recall of certain children’s and infants liquid products because some of these products may not meet required quality standards. They recommend caregivers do not give these products to their children.

From the Tylenol website, it says, “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.”

They assure us that the chance of serious medical events is remote. I, as a parent, am glad they’ve issued the voluntary recall, but I question how this happened in the first place. “a higher concentration of active ingredient”? That sounds dangerous to me.

The website said that the products were made in the US and distributed to “the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic, Dubai (UAE), Fiji, Guam, Guatemala, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, and Kuwait”.

This quote from the website at least makes me feel a little better: “The company is conducting a comprehensive quality assessment across its manufacturing operations and has identified corrective actions that will be implemented before new manufacturing is initiated at the plant where the recalled products were made.”

But what happened to regular inspections? How did this happen? This does not make me feel very good about the safeguards in their manufacturing plants.

Here is a READABLE list of products recalled:

Tylenol Infants’ Drops
Concentrated Tylenol Infants’ Drops 1 oz Grape Flavor: 50580-144-01
Concentrated Tylenol Infants’ Drops 0.5 oz Grape Flavor*: 50580-144-15
Concentrated Tylenol Infants’ Drops 1 oz Cherry Dye Free: 50580-167-01
Concentrated Tylenol Infants’ Drops 0.5 oz Cherry Flavor: 50580-143-15
Concentrated Tylenol Infants’ Drops 1 oz Cherry Flavor: 50580-143-30
Concentrated Tylenol Infants’ Drops 0.5 oz Grape – Hospital: 50580-144-18
Concentrated Tylenol Infants’ Drops 0.25 oz Grape – Sample: 50580-144-40

Children’s Tylenol Suspensions
Children’s Tylenol Suspension 2 oz Cherry Blast Flavor: 50580-123-02
Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4 oz Cherry Blast Flavor: 50580-123-04
Children’s Tylenol Dye-Free Suspension 4 oz Cherry Flavor: 50580-166-04
Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4 oz Grape Splash: 50580-296-04
Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4 oz Bubblegum Flavor: 50580-407-04
Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4 oz Very Berry Strawberry Flavor: 50580-493-04
Children’s Tylenol Suspension 1 oz Cherry Blast Flavor – Sample: 50580-123-01
Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4 oz Cherry Blast Flavor – Hospital: 50580-123-03

Children’s Tylenol Plus Suspensions
Children’s Tylenol Plus Suspension 4 oz Cough and Sore Throat Cherry Flavor: 50580-247-04
Children’s Tylenol Plus Suspension 4 oz Cough and Runny Nose Cherry Flavor: 50580-249-04
Children’s Tylenol Plus Dye Free Suspension 4 oz Cold and Stuffy Nose Grape Flavor: 50580-253-04
Children’s Tylenol Plus Dye Free Suspension 4 oz Cold and Cough Grape Flavor: 50580-254-04
Children’s Tylenol Plus Dye Free Suspension 4 oz Multi-Symptom Cold Grape Flavor: 50580-255-04
Children’s Tylenol Plus Suspension 4 oz Flu Bubblegum Flavor: 50580-386-04
Children’s Tylenol Plus Suspension 4 oz Cold Grape Flavor: 50580-387-04
Children’s Tylenol Plus Suspension 4 oz Cold & Allergy Bubblegum Flavor: 50580-390-04
Children’s Tylenol Plus Suspension 4 oz Multi-Symptom Grape Flavor: 50580-391-04

Motrin Infants’ Drops
Concentrated Motrin Infants’ Drops 1 oz Berry Dye Free: 50580-198-01
Concentrated Motrin Infants’ Drops 0.5 oz Berry Dye Free: 50580-198-15
Concentrated Motrin Infants’ Drops 0.5 oz Berry Flavor*: 50580-100-15

Children’s Motrin Suspensions
Children’s Motrin Suspension 4 oz Berry Dye Free: 50580-184-04
Children’s Motrin Suspension 2 oz Berry Flavor: 50580-601-02
Children’s Motrin Suspension 4 oz Berry Flavor: 50580-601-04
Children’s Motrin Suspension 4 oz Tropical Punch Flavor: 50580-215-04
Children’s Motrin Suspension 4 oz Grape Flavor: 50580-603-04
Children’s Motrin Suspension 4 oz Bubblegum Flavor: 50580-604-04
Children’s Motrin Suspension 1 oz Grape Sample: 50580-603-01
Children’s Motrin Suspension 1 oz Bubblegum Sample: 50580-604-01
Children’s Motrin Suspension 1 oz Berry Sample: 50580-601-01

Children’s Motrin Cold Suspensions
Children’s Motrin Suspension 4 oz Cold Berry Flavor: 50580-902-04

Children’s Zyrtec Liquids in Bottles
Children’s Zyrtec Sugar-Free Dye-Free 4 oz Bubblegum Syrup: 50580-721-04
Children’s Zyrtec Sugar-Free Dye-Free 4 oz Grape Syrup: 50580-730-04
Children’s Zyrtec Sugar-Free Dye-Free 0.5 oz Grape: 50580-730-15
Children’s Zyrtec Sugar-Free Dye-Free 0.5 oz Bubblegum: 50580-721-15
Children’s Zyrtec Sugar-Free Dye-Free 2 X 4 oz Bubblegum Liquid: 50580-721-08

Children’s Benadryl Allergy Liquids in Bottles
Children’s Benadryl Allergy 4 oz Sugar-Free Dye-Free Bubblegum Flavored Liquid: 50580-535-04

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