Johnson & Johnson Recalls Infants’ Tylenol
February 17, 2012
McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson’s consumer division, is recalling about 574,000 bottles of grape flavored liquid Infants’ Tylenol following complaints of a flaw in the dosing system.
The Tylenol SimpleMeasure dosing system, which is included with the bottle, includes a dosing syringe and “flow restrictor,” or protective cover. In some cases, the flow restrictor was pushed into the bottle when inserting the syringe, resulting in incorrect dosage measurements. No adverse events have been reported.
The seven lots recalled of Infants’ Tylenol Oral Suspension 1oz. Grape are listed below:
All have the UPC code 300450122308. Children’s Tylenol products (intended for children age two and older) are unaffected by this recall and remain available.
A separate message has been issued today instructing consumers how to correctly use the dosing system, and indicates that consumers can continue to use Infants’ Tylenol, provided the flow restrictor at the top of the bottle remains in place.
Consumers can request a refund by visiting Tylenol.com or contacting McNeil at 888-222-6036 (Monday-Friday, 8 am to 8 pm Eastern time; Saturday-Sunday 9 am to 5 pm). Parents and caregivers with any questions or concerns should contact their healthcare provider and visit Tylenol.com for more information.