Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Children's Medicine Product Recall: Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec, Benadryl

We just came to know through CNN that some over-the-counter children and infant medicine which include Tylenol, Benadryl, Motrin, and Zyrtec are on product recall. This action took effect on April 30, 2010. Accordingly, the Food and Drug Administration found a bacteria in the plant where these medicines are made during an inspection in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. Parents are advised to get rid of these medication from their medicine cabinets/kit.

Two of the medications we got for Evie are included on the recall: Benadryl Dye-Free Allergy (NDC# 50580-535-04) and Concentrated Tylenol Infant's Drops (NDC# 50580-144-01). Thankfully, the other one is not (Benadryl Allergy Cherry Flavored Liquid—NDC#50580-534-04). 

One thing I am glad about is that, the FDA and the manufacturer's authorities have assured consumers that "serious health problems caused by this dilemma is remote." Medication producers should be extra cautious and strict in implementing their quality control or else it's our children who will suffer the outcome of their negligence.

Anyway, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the manufacturer of the above-mentioned products offers refund or coupon to consumers who currently have the affected medications on their hands. If you're one you should take advantage of this offer. All you need to do is fill up the online form with all the information required.

For more information about which specific products are on recall, check this link: Children and Infant Medicine Recalled Products.

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