A voluntary recall of certain children’s versions of over-the-counter cold and allergy medicines was announced Friday (4/30/10) by McNeil Consumer Healthcare. They issued this recall in the United States and 11 other countries after consulting with the FDA.
The recall involves children’s versions of Tylenol, Tylenol Plus, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl.
An Associated Press article was carried on foxnews.com today (5/01/10) entitled: ‘FDA to Probe Children’s Cold, Allergy Medicine Recall.’
Associated Press reports that the company 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.
Associated Press further reports that details, including NDC numbers, are available by telephone at 1-888-222-6036 or on the Web at www.mcneilproductrecall.com.
Details given in press release
A press release by McNeil is available under the title: ‘McNeil Consumer Healthcare Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain OTC Infants’ and Children’s Products.’
If you scroll down on that page, you will find the recalled products listed along with their NDC numbers.
Proper disposal of unused medicines
McNeil Consumer Healthcare has a page with the FAQ (Frequently Asked Question: ‘How to dispose of unused medicines.’
Consumers are advised how NOT to dispose of products by emptying them into your sink, toilet, or storm drain. The safe way of disposing them by proper sealing and disposing of them in the household trash is explained on this FAQ page.
If you have any of the recalled children’s cold or allergy medicines in your medicine cabinet, you are advised to not give them to your children. Call the toll free number or read the McNeil Consumer Healthcare online press report for a full listing of products recalled. The recall involves children’s versions of Tylenol, Tylenol Plus, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl.
Telephone 1-888-222-6036 or go on the Web at www.mcneilproductrecall.com for answers to all questions relating to this recall.
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