Urgent product recall on a variety of children’s over the counter medications
As of April 30, 2010, McNeil Consumer Healthcare (maker of children’s medications such as Tylenol, Motrin and Zyrtec) has issued a voluntary product recall of all lots that have not yet expired of over-the-counter children’s and infants’ liquid products manufactured in the United States and distributed in the US< Canada, Dominican Republic, Dubai, Fiji, Guam, Guatemala, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, and Kuwait.
Thankfully, this product recall has not come as a result of any adverse medical events, but the specified products may not meet required quality standards. For instance, too much of the active ingredient, inactive ingredients that may not meet internal testing requirements, and even tiny particles. The company does not seem overly concerned about serious medical problems resulting from the use of these drugs, but they are encouraging consumers to immediately discontinue use of these drugs. For a complete list of recalled medications, please follow the appropriate links below…
The McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNeil-PPC, Inc. has also supplied a link through which you can request a refund or high value coupon as compensation for the discontinued products. Word to the wise, if you want a refund, DO NOT THROW THEM AWAY until you copy off the required information for the refund: Product Name, NDC#, LOT#, and Expiration Date. If you are a mother like me living in Arizona during the worst allergy season in history, this will definitely be a valuable link since I currently have a medicine cabinet full of these products that will shortly be visiting the trash can…but not before I request a sizable refund!
For more information: Visit McNeil’s frequently asked questions page.