Kids’ medicines recalled

A product recall has been announced for some children’s meds

Check the DIN numbers.

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CONSUMER INQUIRIES:
1-888-222-6036
MEDIA INQUIRIES:
Tina Peyregatt
905-968-2028(office)
416-464-6091(mobile)
URGENT
U.S. VOLUNTARY OVER-THE COUNTER MEDICINES RECALL IMPACTS SELECTED PRODUCTS IN CANADA
Markham, ON (April 30, 2010) – Today, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced a voluntary recall of certain over-the-counter (OTC) liquid products manufactured in the United States. In Canada, the impact is limited to all lots of Children’s MOTRIN® and Infants’ MOTRIN® liquid suspension products and Children’s TYLENOL® Cough & Runny Nose liquid suspension only. No other Canadian product is impacted.
McNeil Consumer Healthcare (Canada) is initiating this voluntary recall, in consultation with Health Canada because these products may not fully meet the required manufacturing specifications. The company advises consumers who have purchased these recalled products to discontinue use.
The company is conducting a comprehensive quality assessment across its manufacturing operations and has identified corrective actions that will be implemented before new manufacturing is initiated at the US plant where the recalled products were made.
Consumers who have purchased Children’s MOTRIN® and Infant’s MOTRIN® liquid
suspension products and Children’s TYLENOL® Cough & Runny Nose liquid suspension products should stop using the product and contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare (Canada) at 1-888-222-6036 for more information. Consumers can also log on to www.jnjcanada.com. As with all OTC products, if consumers have any concerns about the use of these products, they should contact their health care provider.
About McNeil Consumer Healthcare (Canada):
McNeil Consumer Healthcare (Canada), Division of Johnson & Johnson Inc., markets a broad range of over the counter (OTC) products.

PRODUCT RECALL INFORMATION
Description                                                                             DIN
Infant’s MOTRIN* Suspension Drops Dye‐Free 30ml                        02238626
Infant’s MOTRIN* Suspension Drops Dye‐Free 15ml                        02238626
Children’s MOTRIN* Suspension Dye‐Free 120ml                              02242365
Children’s MOTRIN* Suspension 120ml                                                  02242365
Children’s MOTRIN* Suspension Grape 120ml                                       02242365
Children’s MOTRIN* Suspension Grape 30ml                                         02242365
Children’s MOTRIN* Suspension Bubblegum 120ml                             02242365
Children’s MOTRIN* Suspension Tropical Punch 120ml                      02242365
Infant’s MOTRIN* Suspension for Fever due to Colds/Flu 30ml         02238626
Children’s MOTRIN* Suspension for Fever due to Colds/Flu 120ml   02242365
Children’s TYLENOL* Cough & Runny Nose Suspension 100ml        02292122
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4 Comments to “Kids’ medicines recalled”

  1. pissedoffmom says:

    How convenient that you wait on the phone for over an hour and no information on their website as to where we are to go to get a refund?? I know 6$ isn’t much but times it by 100,000 users and it jumps quite quickly..what a joke!!

    • trashee says:

      Not a surprise… these firms are seldom prepared for things like recalls.
      Maybe try again in a few days after the initial panic has abated…

  2. I agree. It must require more regulation. It couldn’t possibly be an honest mistake that the company took corrective action to remedy, and therefore not affected by any laws.

  3. ck says:

    Everything these days is getting on store shelves without proper testing or regulation it would seem: everything from meat to baby furniture and toys to now, kid’s medication…and the right is calling for far less regulation in our lives. Yikes!

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