Saturday, May 01, 2010

Parent Alert:Popular children's allergy and cold medicines recalled

Just great several popular brands of children's over the counter medicines are being recalled in the US and eleven other countries due to poor quality standards.  If your child takes these common allergy or cold medicines it is advised you stop using them. The popular brands include: Tylenol, Tylenol Plus, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl

The recall was not ordered by the FDA because of any adverse side effects; but are based on poor quality standards because some of the products recalled may have a higher concentration of active ingredient than is specified on the bottle. Others may contain particles, while still others may contain inactive ingredients that do not meet internal testing requirements.

In addition, McNeil Consumer Healthcare is advising consumers to stop giving the products to their children as a precautionary measure. The recall was not undertaken because of any adverse effects, the company said.

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The medicines were made and distributed in the United States, and exported to Canada, the Dominican Republic, Dubai, Fiji, Guam, Guatemala, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago and Kuwait.

Details, including NDC numbers, are available by telephone at 1-888-222-6036 or on the Web at


On the Net:

McNeil Product Recall Information:

Food and Drug Administration: medwatch

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