According to the Food and Drug Administration, 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.
“We want to be certain that consumers discontinue using these products and that they know what to do if they have concerns about a specific product,” said FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. “While the potential for serious health problems is remote, Americans deserve medications that are safe, effective and of the highest quality. We are investigating the products and facilities associated with this recall and will provide updates as we learn more.”
This is McNeil's second major recall of children's medication. In September the company recalled 21 types of infants' and children's liquid Tylenol because it may have been contaminated with bacteria.
The recalled medicine should not be used. Concerned consumers can contact the company at 1-888-222-6036 and also at www.mcneilproductrecall.com. The FDA advises parents and caregivers who are not sure about alternative pediatric health treatment options to talk to their doctor or pharmacist and reminds them not to give drug products to infants and children that are not intended for those age groups as this could result in serious harm.
Our take: Tylenol's response to the adulteration case in 1982, in which seven people in the Chicago area died, became a business school example of good corporate behavior. But with two big recalls in less than a year, something has gone awry. Good corporate behavior seems to have been supplanted by bad manufacturing processes and a lack of quality control. We look forward to seeing the results of the FDA's investigation.
What about the store-brand versions?
If they are made in a different facility than the PA plant in question for the McNeill products, then store brands are not affected by this recall.
Is liquid tylenol adult formula also recalled ??
I don't believe you people.
Derek posts if it made in another plant its okay.
Its the second recall of their product. Its hurting our children and we defend them and continue to use their products.
Stupid is as stupid does.
It's terrible when de facto monopolistic companies have major product recalls. Our son had a high fever this past week (what awful timing!) and I was running around town late in the night trying to find an alternative infant formulation but could not locate something because the recall created a run on the store brand products. In the middle of the night, we ended up just administering from our last Motrin bottle because we figured if our son didn't have a negative reaction from it before, it should be fine. Plus, we felt the danger from fever-related overheating far outweighs potential risks from taking the recalled medicine. Fortunately, we were able to find another infant formulation the next day at a pharmacy close to my office.