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Johnson and Johnson McNeil Healthcare Group Recalls Children’s Over the Counter Liquid Medications

Posted May 01 2010 9:51am

The company stated that the chances of any harm are pretty remote, and the problem relates to the inactive ingredients that do not meet normal standards.  You image can read the official announcement at the FDA website here.  Below is a sample of what you need to read to find the lot and NDC numbers for the products affected.

I have had this little campaign going on here relative to recalls and I’ll just add this, it would certainly be easier to have the availability to just use a cell phone to scan bottles.  The list of products recalled is a bit longer than what I have included above so be sure to look at the links listed below to search out and find those numbers and you may need to make a print out of the list instead of going back and forth to the computer.  Again, the cell phone with Tags would really make this quick and easy I think. 

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The video below shows how this works and the Tags will be seen in TV Guide as well starting this month, so a good place to practice, although it is very simple.  Watch the video and create your own opinion if you think this would be much simpler and easier to do.

Here’s a sample tag above to practice with and I also have my 2 tags on the blog at all times too, one is a simple text document and the other tag takes you to the Medical Quack blog on your phone’s browser.  BD

The McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit of Johnson & Johnson has voluntarily begun a recall of certain children’s over-the-counter liquid medicines because of manufacturing deficiencies, the Food and Drug Administration said Saturday.

The deficiencies may affect the potency, purity or quality of the products, the agency said in a statement .

Consumers should stop using certain lots of infants’ and children’s Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl products because some of them may contain too much of the active ingredient, McNeil said in a statement late Friday. Other products may contain tiny particles or inactive ingredients that may not meet testing requirements, the company said.

The recalled products include lots of Tylenol Infants’ Drops, Children’s Tylenol Suspensions, Infants’ Motrin Drops, Children’s Zyrtec liquid in bottles and Children’s Benadryl Allergy liquids in bottles.

McNeil advised consumers who bought the products to stop using them.

For more information about the recall from McNeil, consumers may go to the company’s Web site , mcneilproductrecall.com . Consumers may also reach McNeil at (888) 222-6036 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday and on the weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time.

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