Tylenol Recall – AGAIN

http://www.tylenol.com/page2.jhtml?id=tylenol/news/subp_tylenol_recall_8.inc&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=CT.IT.Peds+-+Recall&utm_term=infant%20tylenol%20recall&utm_content=Recall+-+IT%7Cmkwid%7CevPkxg7l3%7Cpcrid%7C1083420797 Recall Alert: Infant Tylenol. (Again.)Tylenol®

February 17, 2012

McNeil Consumer Healthcare Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of
Infants’ TYLENOL® Oral Suspension, 1 oz. Grape Due to
Dosing System Complaints

Recall Limited to Wholesale and Retail Levels

Fort Washington, PA (February 17, 2012) – McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. (“McNeil”), is voluntarily recalling, at the wholesale and retail levels, seven lots, approximately 574,000 bottles, of Infants’ TYLENOL® Oral Suspension, 1 oz. Grape distributed nationwide in the United States (see full product list below). Infants’ TYLENOL® is an over-the-counter (OTC) product indicated as a pain reliever/fever reducer.

McNeil is initiating this voluntary recall as a precaution after receiving a small number of complaints from consumers who reported difficulty using the Infants’ TYLENOL® SimpleMeasure™ dosing system. SimpleMeasure™ includes a dosing syringe, which a parent or caregiver inserts into a protective cover, or “flow restrictor,” at the top of the bottle to measure the proper dose. In some cases, the flow restrictor was pushed into the bottle when inserting the syringe. Children’s TYLENOL® products are intended for children two years of age and older and remain available.

No adverse events associated with this action have been reported to date and the risk of a serious adverse medical event is remote. Consumers can continue to use Infants’ TYLENOL® provided the flow restrictor at the top of the bottle remains in place. The company discussed how to use the product’s dosing system in a separate message to consumers also issued today.

If the flow restrictor is pushed into the bottle, the parent or caregiver should not use the product. Consumers can request a refund by visiting www.tylenol.com or contacting McNeil at 1-888-222-6036 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time; Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time). Parents and caregivers with any health questions or concerns should contact their healthcare provider and visit www.tylenol.com for additional information.


Product Name Lot Numbers UPC Code
Infants’ TYLENOL® Oral Suspension 1oz. Grape BIL0U00, BIL0V00, BIL3500, BJL2D00, BJL2E00, BJL2T00, BJL2U00 300450122308

Adverse events that may be related to the use of this product may be reported to U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program either online, by regular mail or by fax:

This voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the FDA.





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2 Responses to Tylenol Recall – AGAIN


    My friend told me about this article from WNYC that I thought I should add here as a follow up. Anyone whose child has asthma should certainly read this:

    Does Tylenol Worsen Asthma For Kids?: Transcript
    Monday, February 20, 2012


    It’s MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I’m Renee Montagne.

    Today in Your Health, tiny tools for pediatric surgery. But first, let’s look at treating asthma in children. There’s been a dramatic, worldwide increase in childhood asthma. And as NPR’s Patti Neighmond reports, some studies suggest that a common medication could be playing a role.

    PATTI NEIGHMOND, BYLINE: Dr. John McBride sees lots of kids with asthma. He’s a pediatric pulmonologist at Akron Children’s Hospital in Ohio. He knew of studies that raised concern about the safety of acetaminophen – brand-named Tylenol – to treat colds and fever in kids with asthma. So he decided to look more closely at the research.

    DR. JOHN MCBRIDE: I was stunned.

    NEIGHMOND: Because all the studies he looked at showed a link between asthma and acetaminophen.

    MCBRIDE: The more acetaminophen somebody takes, the more likely it is that they have asthma. Also, there’s an incredible consistency. Everybody around the world who’s looked for this association has been able to find it.

    NEIGHMOND: In asthma, the airways of the lungs get blocked by mucous and narrow, leading to wheezing and shortness of breath. And the rise in asthma has closely paralleled the increased use of acetaminophen.

    Now, there are no scientific studies proving the medication causes asthma, but McBride says it may make asthma worse in kids who already have it.

    MCBRIDE: OK. Martez, we’ve got a…



    NEIGHMOND: Nine-month-old Martez coughs and wheezes as Dr. McBride examines him and talks with his mom, Ceasha Moorer, about his asthma.

    CEASHA MOORER: He coughs. He wheezes. There are multiple symptoms. He works very hard to breathe. When he’s excited from crawling or even laughing, then he breathes really hard.

    NEIGHMOND: In the past, when Martez got a cold, Moorer gave him Tylenol. But it seemed to make his symptoms worse. At McBride’s suggestion, she stopped using it. Then one day, her aunt was looking after Martez when he had a cold.

    MOORER: And I told her don’t give him Tylenol. I didn’t specify that it was acetaminophen. And she actually gave him a cold medicine, but it seemed to make him kind of worse. And I looked at the active ingredients, and acetaminophen was in the active ingredients.

    NEIGHMOND: In fact, acetaminophen is an ingredient in many cough and cold products, including Nyquil, Robitussin and Theraflu. It might exacerbate asthma because it decreases levels of a molecule called glutathione, which protects the lungs.

    MCBRIDE: Removing the beneficial effect of glutathione exactly at a time that children’s lungs are being irritated might end up being just one factor that contributes to the onset of an asthma attack.

    NEIGHMOND: So McBride says don’t give acetaminophen to a child who has asthma. Some doctors say it’s too soon for that advice. Dr. Stanley Szefler heads of pediatric pharmacology at National Jewish Health in Denver. He says many factors could play a role in the rise of asthma.

    DR. STANLEY SZEFLER: Vitamin D insufficiency or dietary changes or air pollution or better control of infections are perhaps all related to the increasing prevalence of asthma.

    NEIGHMOND: And he says it’s very important to control a fever. Dr. McBride agrees, but says ibuprofen is a safer bet – at least until ongoing studies provide answers about the safety of acetaminophen for kids with asthma.

    Patti Neighmond, NPR News. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.

    TAGS: childrens-health health home-page-top-stories medical-treatments news treatments
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  2. Chuck Morise says:

    acetaminophen is a good pain releiver, i use it a lot. .

    Newly released piece of writing from our own online site

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