The makers of Children’s Tylenol have announced a voluntary recall of more than 20 children’s and infants’ liquid products.
The products were made between April and June 2008 and the recall involves 57 lots of children’s products.
The full list and lot numbers of the products are contained on the Web site. Among those recalled:
Varieties of Children’s Tylenol have been voluntarily recalled. The brands include Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4 ounce Strawberry, Children’s Tylenol Pediatric Suspension 1 ounce Cherry, and Infant’s Tylenol Suspension Drops ½ ounce Grape.
The company says one of the inactive ingredients tested positive for a gram-negative bacteria, Burkholderia cepacia or B. cepacia. However none of the bacteria was found in the finished product and that the chance of a serious medical event is unlikely.
The bacterium is responsible for some antibiotic resistant hospital infections. The recall was done on a warehouse and retail level by Johnson & Johnson, which owns McNeil. Products already packaged and on store shelves have been deemed safe.
If you have any of the 21 products at home, please do not give it to your children. If you have given any of the products to your children, talk to your health-care provider about your concerns. You can also call the McNeill Customer Care at 1-800-962-5357 if you have the affected product to receive a new one.