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Tylenol Recall 2011

By March 30, 2011

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As many parents have noticed, many McNeil products for children still aren't available since last year's Tylenol recall. You can get Children's Tylenol Grape Oral Suspension and Children's and Junior Strength Tylenol Meltaways, but other forms of liquid and chewable Tylenol and Motrin still aren't available.

Children's Zyrtec syrup and Children's Benadryl Allergy Bubblegum Flavored Liquid Dye Free are also still unavailable.

Generic versions of acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Motrin), diphenhydramine (Benadryl), and cetirizine (Zytrec) are available from other companies to help treat kids with pain, fever, or allergies. There are also other flavors of Children's Benadryl Allergy liquid and Advil (another brand name ibuprofen product) available if you need them.

Tylenol Recall 2011

McNeil Consumer Healthcare is now recalling more Tylenol products, which is likely a sign that they are still having problems and why we haven't seen all of their products back on store shelves.

One lot of Tylenol 8 Hour Extended Release Caplets in 150 count bottles (lot number ADM074) has been recalled because of 'a small number of complaints of a musty or moldy odor.'

Since these Tylenol caplets are approved for kids who are at least 12 years old who can swallow pills, parents may have them in their medicine cabinet. If you do, don't use them and get a refund from McNeil Consumer Healthcare.

In addition, McNeil Consumer Healthcare is 'adding ten lots of other products to a wholesale level recall it initiated in January,' including certain lots of:

  • Tylenol Arthritis Pain Extended Release Geltabs
  • Tylenol 8 Hour Extended Release Caplets
  • Tylenol Sinus Congestion/Pain Daytime/Nighttime
  • Benadryl Allergy Plus Sinus Headache Kapgels
  • Benadryl Allergy Plus Sinus Headache Kapgels
  • Sudafed PE Cold & Cough Coated Caplets

This is a wholesale level recall though, so does 'not require any action by consumers or healthcare providers,' as 'it is very unlikely that the quality of this product is impacted.'

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February 22, 2012 at 6:14 pm
(1) Steve says:

Why on earth would anyone give a child Tylenol? Aches and pains?
What a sad drug based society we’re becoming. I’m sure those chemicals do wonders for those undeveloped immune systems.

April 3, 2012 at 9:15 pm
(2) Jennie says:

What an ignorant comment. Do you have children? Have they ever had a fever that skyrocketed? What would you propose a parent do to get that fever down so their child doesn’t go into convulsions and have life alering damage done….stand over them with incense? Please. Post when you know what you are talking about….

May 23, 2012 at 3:47 pm
(3) C Roudabush says:

I don’t reach for the Tylenol first thing when my child runs a fever b/c that’s the body’s natural way of fighting off infections, HOWEVER, if I can’t control it with cool baths, etc then I will give a dose of Tylenol and or Advil for children.

September 7, 2012 at 6:29 pm
(4) J says:

Tylenol or Mapap aka acetaminophen is used in small doses for children who have pain with teething as well. Alot of the times an infant will refuse to eat and cry for long periods of times due to the pain. So yes I can understand any parent using it for that purpose (fever, just had surgery etc are also reasons to use it). So Steve you are pretty ignorant in what your saying. It seems you believe every mother and father are just doping their children up for any and every reason out there. Do some research before you comment.

September 7, 2012 at 10:26 pm
(5) Kyle says:

Yeah Steve, you be a fool!

November 22, 2012 at 6:44 am
(6) Chris says:

To Steve if you had a clue what it is to be a parent trying to care for a little one in pain. Not only is Tylenol a fever redusier but a mild pain killer. My son has had a brain tumor since he was 10 months old and has at times used this medication. Not only after surgery but for pain management. Thank god we had something to help. Would you have us return to digging up roots and using tree bark again for something of this nature? I hope you never have to feel as helpless as I have in the past wishing there were some way to comfort a child in need. So next time you decie to save the world with one of your Well thought out comments, try thinking it thru with the idea that maybe there are people out there whom have a problem and need quality medication to help with it.

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