Recall: 40 OTC infant + children liquid medications

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    posted this in World News since recall affects US, Canada + 10 other countries. Pls visit link at bottom for entire list of meds, check your cabinets, kits and backup supplies .. and let others know (esp ones with infants & children). Thx, j

    McNeil Consumer Healthcare, based in Fort Washington, Pa., issued a voluntary recall late Friday in the U.S. and 11 other countries after consulting with the FDA. The recall involves children’s versions of Tylenol, Tylenol Plus, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl, because they don’t meet quality standards.

    According to McNeil and the FDA, some of the products recalled may have a higher concentration of active ingredient than is specified on the bottle. Others may contain particles, while still others may contain inactive ingredients that do not meet internal testing requirements.

    The FDA called the potential for serious medical problems “remote,” but it advised consumers to stop using the medicine as a precaution. It said a health care professional should be consulted if a child has recently taken any of the recalled products and is exhibiting unexpected symptoms.

    The FDA also says parents in the interim should consider substitute child medications, such as generic versions. It does not recommend that children be given adult-strength Tylenol or Motrin because they are not intended for younger age groups.

    The medicines were made and distributed in the United States, and exported to Canada, the Dominican Republic, Dubai, Fiji, Guam, Guatemala, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago and Kuwait.

    Details are available by telephone at 1-888-222-6036 or on the Web at

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