Baby and Children's Medicine recalls in 2010Joe Lazauskas
Children’s Tylenol – January 15, 2010
Beginning in September 2009, McNeil, a division of Johnson and Johnson, began pulling Children’s Tylenol from their shelves due to a musty odor and possible contamination. The recall continued through late 2009 and into January 2010.
Tylenol Infants’ Drops – April 30, 2010
Just three months after their January recall, McNeil recalled 50 types of children’s medicine after 775 “adverse affects” were reported. The recall included eight variations of Tylenol infant drops, a pain reliever and fever reducer for infants. The FDA reported over 20 manufacturing problems at their Fort Washington, PA plant.
Children’s Tylenol Suspension, Children’s Tylenol Suspension Plus – April 30, 2010
As part of the same April 30 recall that affected 135 million bottles of medicine, McNeil recalled 18 Tylenol suspension products. The recall put mothers of feverish babies and toddlers in a serious bind, as most young children are not able to swallow pills.
Motrin Infants’ Drops – April 30, 2010
McNeil also recalled five berry-flavored variations of Motrin infant drops in the April 30 recall. McNeil called the conditions at the Fort Washington plant “unacceptable” and shut down production immediately.
Children’s Motrin Suspension, Children’s Motrin Suspension Cold – April 30, 2010
Parents seeking an alternative to Children’s Tylenol Suspension found themselves out of luck when McNeil called back 11 variations of Children’s Motrin Suspension. The recall included the berry, grape, bubblegum and tropical punch flavors.
Children’s Zyrtec – April 30, 2010
Mothers of children with allergies were also left scrambling when McNeil recalled six versions of grape and bubblegum flavored Children’s Zyrtec.
Children’s Benadryl – April 30, 2010
This was the first of two Benadryl recalls by McNeil. Luckily, only one product-the 4 oz. Dye Free Bubblegum Flavored Liquid– was deemed unsafe.
Children’s Benadryl – November 23, 2010
McNeil’s nightmare year continued when they voluntarily recalled 4 million packages of Children’s Benadryl Fastmelt allergy tablets in grape and cherry. According to McNeil, nothing was actually wrong with the medicine. The recall was part their Comprehensive Action Plan to meet FDA regulations.
Junior Strength Motrin – November 23, 2010
In the Benadryl recall, McNeil also recalled 800,000 bottles of Junior Strength Motrin. The manufacturer claimed the medicine met quality standards.
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