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Saturday, May 01, 2010

Another Children's Tylenol (& Motrin) Recall

My dad sent me an email this morning to let me know about yet another Tylenol recall (there was a huge one in January too). This one involves "all lots that have not yet expired of certain over-the-counter (OTC) Children’s and Infants’ liquid products." The products include Children's and Infants' Tylenol and Motrin. A full list of the affected products is at the McNeil web site. It also looks to me like McNeil isn't offering any compensation, but I'll contact them once I determine how many bottles I have to toss - while I know I didn't pay full price for them, I usually don't get them completely free either so there's some out of pocket cost on my part.

The reason for the recall is disturbingly broad: " 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."

That sounds like such substantial quality control issues that it'll be a long time before I buy liquid medication made by McNeil.

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5 Comments:

  • At 5/1/10, 3:37 PM, Blogger Richard Dale said…

    Surely, the day after they reopen the factories with the FDA crawling all over them will be *exactly* the time to buy their medications ... before they drift out of compliance again!

     
  • At 5/1/10, 4:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Seriously, this is rediculous. I bought Motrin because I thought the name brand would be safe after the last recall. Silly me.

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

     
  • At 5/2/10, 7:09 AM, Anonymous meganmeow said…

    Ridiculous! Please let us know what you hear about compensation... I'm pretty ticked that I paid for meds I can't use!

     
  • At 5/2/10, 8:15 AM, Blogger Denise said…

    I'm online looking for coupons and such because we have to throw away 5 bottles!! Two that have never even been used yet! The only coupon I can find is $1 off. These things aren't cheap (not too expensive but when you have to buy infants and children's motrin and tylenol - it adds up!).

    Frustrating!!!

     
  • At 5/2/10, 8:40 PM, Blogger Camille said…

    Interesting that is only the name brands (I assume they also make the store brands). I never buy the name brands -- even when there is a deal because I don't want it to expire on me. I just buy it when I need it and get the off brand as it is cheaper. But this still makes me leary. I think I'll restrict use of the medication to fever reducing only (I've been using it for teething pain).

     

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