Tylenol Recall

Tylenol and Motrin products for children are among the latest recalls

The occasional recall I can handle. Actually, I see recalls every week for unsafe toys or clothes that may cause strangulation… But recalls of food and medicine really don’t sit well with me. I know this image seems ridiculous, that anyone would have a pyramid worth of Tylenol and kids meds like this. But when your kid just had surgery and they have to have it every three hours, you mix it up a bit. Grape one dose, strawberry another, and maybe the new dye free cherry to make it more interesting.

But the new recall- and I’m not talking the one as recent as January 15th, but the new one from March 2010, means you really can’t trust anything. And why I am not hearing about it until May after the “damage” is done? So PLEASE PARENTS, go check the “NDC Code” on every bottle of medicine included in the recall, because it includes EVERY

bottle in our house that you see here, and more.  And either register and get a lame coupon to buy more product you can’t trust, or better, consider a class action lawsuit if your kid finished off a couple bottles as ours did. Maybe then they will start watching what they are doing! Two recalls within 3 months is unacceptable!

So what do you do in the meantime? According to one NY doctor, go generic until they get it under control.

For more about the Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl recalls, go to:
http://www.mcneilproductrecall.com/page.jhtml?id=/include/faq.inc

As it states: McNeil Consumer Healthcare is initiating this voluntary recall because some of these products may not meet required quality standards. This recall is not being undertaken on the basis of adverse medical events. However, as a precautionary measure, parents and caregivers should not administer these products to their children. Some of the products included in the recall may contain a higher concentration of active ingredient than is specified; others may contain inactive ingredients that may not meet internal testing requirements; and others may contain tiny particles. While the potential for serious medical events is remote, the company advises consumers who have purchased these recalled products to discontinue use. If you are not sure about alternative pediatric health treatment options, you should talk to your child’s healthcare provider.

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