Thursday, May 6, 2010

Children's Medicine RECALL 2010

Hurry and check your medicine cabinet - there has been a recall on Children's and Infant's Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl.

The FDA and McNeil Consumer Health Care are working together on this recall. The recall includes the following brands: Tylenol Infants' Drop, Children's Tylenol Suspensions, Children's Tylenol Plus Suspensions, Motrin Infant Drops, Children's Motrin Suspensions, Children's Zyrtec Liquids in Bottles, Children's Benadryl Allergy Liquids in Bottles. If you have any of the listed medications in your cabinet they are advising us to discontinue use—even before expiration date.

Johnson & Johnson has recalled approximately 50 types of children’s medications in response to quality control problems and the possible presence of small particles within the medication.

The FDA is currently investigating Johnson & Johnson’s factory, and has made some disturbing discoveries. Perhaps the most serious of their discoveries is the presence of an antibiotic resistant bacteria called Burkholderia cepacia (B cepacia.)

Johnson & Johnson claims that the B cepacia did not reach the final product, and that consumers should not be concerned about it’s presence. The FDA, however, has not jumped to the same conclusion. Although the FDA has not specifically warned consumers about the possible presence of this bacteria within the medication, that have specifically urged parents not to use any of the recalled products. They are instead encouraging parents to use the generic equivalents of the medication. The FDA has also openly criticized Johnson & Johnson for their findings within the facility.

Thanks to the media for the information above. Keep a look out for any updates!


-Natalie

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