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Mom told me that there's a massive "voluntary" recall of many common children's medicines:

Infant & Children's liquid Tylenol
Infant & Children's liquid Motrin
Children's Zyrtec (Liquid)
Children's Benedryl (Liquid)


They're offering refund of avg price, or coupon for replacement when the product becomes avail again.

Will you be offering a refund for the product I purchased and has been recalled?

McNeil is offering two options for consumers who have purchased products affected by this recall. You can receive either a refund for the average retail price of the product or a coupon for a free replacement (s) when the product becomes available again. You can do this by selecting one of the three ways to contact us on the right side of our www.mcneilproductrecall.com home page. To process your refund or coupon you will need the NDC number and Lot number from the product that has been recalled. The NDC number can be found above the brand name on the label of the bottle. The Lot number can also be found on the label and is usually placed vertically on the label.

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Date: 2010-05-03 07:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mmouse15.livejournal.com
Thanks for passing that along, Myrr. Damnit, most of the meds I have fall into this catagory, and just as B is suffering from his first ever allergy.

I HATE when this happens.

Date: 2010-05-03 08:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] okami-myrrhibis.livejournal.com
Aww - allergies suck regardless of age.

Bingo - these are the core meds, I think, in most medicine cabinets - and for many children, even when they "Can" move up to tablets, don't (I know middle of the night, less swallowing I have to have him do = win).

I find it quite interesting that ALL of them are liquid. I have to replace my mom's meds for K as well :(

Date: 2010-05-03 08:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladydragon76.livejournal.com
Do you know if this affects the generic brands? I only have the generic childrens motrin, luckily haven't needed to use it much.

Date: 2010-05-04 12:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] okami-myrrhibis.livejournal.com
As far as I'm aware it's only the name brand.

Date: 2010-05-04 12:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladydragon76.livejournal.com
Thanks. That's how it read, but since they didn't specify, I wasn't sure if I was reading it right or just hoping.

Date: 2010-05-04 01:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladydragon76.livejournal.com
I THINK I got him off the 4chan pics? Then just cropped him down to icon size. <3 him. heheh. I may have the original saved...

Date: 2010-05-03 10:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anon-decepticon.livejournal.com
I got an email about this today, because I work in quality for a J&J company (although not the company in question.) J&J tends to be pretty hardcore about this sort of thing; they'd rather take the PR hit that comes with issuing a recall than risk causing harm to the consumer, even if the risk is remote. To give you an idea what I mean, last year my company put out a recall on a product that was shipped on a certain type of wooden pallet, because the pallets smelled kinda funny. Since they couldn't be 100% sure the product hadn't been affected by whatever was causing the musty smell, they pulled all the affected lots.

Evidently this particular recall is based around a product quality issue associated with a specific manufacturing plant - my guess would be that a piece of equipment or batch of raw material failed inspection, so now they're tracking down all the lots produced on that machine/using that batch, just to be safe. Depending on where yours came from, it may be perfectly fine, so it's worth checking out the links and entering the NDC numbers on what you have in your medicine chest to see if it's part of the bad lot; it might not be.

Of course it goes without saying that they should have caught this long before the product hit the market (and I'm sure some heads are gonna roll over that!), but it sounds like they're doing their best to ensure the safety of the consumer before someone actually gets hurt, which is a hell of a lot better than covering it up.

Date: 2010-05-04 12:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] okami-myrrhibis.livejournal.com
Lucky me at least, I have 3 of 4 in the NDC being recalled. Now that they have a specific ndc/input macro I can see if I'm still affected.

But I agree. With meds, something like dosage of the active ingredient isn't something to chance. Esp given how many parents don't dbl check diff medications aren't duplicating/overlapping. My ex liked to give me shit about how many Dimetapp & Triaminics I had - but when I was preggo I was able to take something when I got a cold. If a toddler can take, was better than asthmatic mother who couldn't breathe or sleep.

IMO both adult & kids meds need to have the Tylenol/Motrin taken out of them, so folks treat what they actually HAVE for symptoms.



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