Voluntary Recall of Infants’ and Children’s Tylenol®

Recently, the makers of Tylenol® (McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc.) consulted with the Food and Drug Administration to voluntarily recall many over-the-counter children’s and infants liquid products. The specific bottles involved in the recall and their lot numbers are listed on the Tylenol website and include products that were made between April and June 2008.

These products have unexpired use dates and could still be inadvertently given to infants and children. All products involved in the recall were manufactured in the United States, but were distributed to several other countries.

The reason for the voluntary recall? In the company’s words, “some of these products may not meet required quality standards.” Although there have been no medical issues with the use of these products, the company is taking what they deemed a precautionary measure because, “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.”

This explanation, although somewhat vague is actually a good step. The company advises that the potential for serious medical problems is “remote” they do not want these products used.

They also noted that prior to new manufacturing at the plant where these products were made, they have taken a look across their manufacturing operations to ensure quality.

The California Injury Attorney Blog has posted on recent recalls of products that could otherwise harm or injure children and adults.

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For specific recall information, please visit the Tylenol website.

The San Francisco law firm of Hersh & Hersh has handled many cases involving the recall of products involving children and adults. We were involved in the largest recall of infant cribs in the nation’s history. If you or a family member has been injured by a defective product or in an accident, please contact us for a free consultation with one of our lawyers.