Plastic Specks in Infant Motrin--Check Your Cabinets!


One EyedropperJohnson and Johnson released a statement last week that 200,000 bottles of berry-flavored Concentrated Motrin Infants’ Drops have been recalled, according to an article at CNN.

Apparently the affected bottles may contain very tiny pieces of plastic. (Ugh.) The lot numbers you need to look for are DCB3T01, DDB4R01, and DDB4S01.

The recall has been in effect for a month now, but Johnson and Johnson just released another news release last week because the issue still isn’t resolved. According to an article on KHON2, the three batches of Motrin mentioned above contain PTFE, a plastic also used in Teflon coatings. According to KHON2, “It’s unclear if the recalled bottles actually contain the particles, which were found in a different product during the manufacturing process.”

Woah, that’s scary. Because my baby is only 3 months old, I actually don’t have any Infant Motrin in the house right now, as my pediatrician recommends I wait until he is 6 months old to try Ibuprofen. But I used it plenty with my other two babies for everything from teething pains to fever relief. I always get my undies in a bunch when something that is supposed to help make our babies more comfortable ends up being potentially dangerous.

Sources: CNN and KHON2

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