Recall Alert! Here’s the buzz and instructions on how to claim your refund for recalled Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec, or Benadryl. The good news is they are making it very easy for consumers to get a refund or coupon for free product. Here is the McNeil Tylenol Recall website with the instructions on filing and you can even just fill out the form online here. All the
recalled Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec, and Benadryl products impacted (lot numbers, sku’s etc.) are also listed here. I’ve never seen it so easy…. which is great for Parents. However, it’s always unsettling when medicine for my kids is recalled, especially with today’s news of the McNeil plant suspending further production. This does seem to be a huge recall from a brand I trust more than any other on the market. Yikes!
In case you missed the news last week, Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil Consumer Products division announced a major recall of liquid versions of infant and children’s Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl. News on the FDA report has just been released and they are encouraging parents to safely dispose of these products immediately.
Although the chances of a severe reaction are low, we need to heed the FDA’s and McNeil’s advice. We deserve a product that has passed the FDA’s rigorous quality standards. Today’s FDA inspection report cited manufacturing lapses that resulted in McNeil failing to check for bacteria. According to a press release from McNeil Consumer Health Care today here, McNeil has suspended production at their plant until these problems are fixed.
Moms: If you haven’t done this already, go through your medicine cabinet now. (I need to take my own advice too!) We all know it will be easy to be tempted to use a bottle of liquid Tylenol in the middle of the night when your child has a raging fever if you haven’t gone through and checked your products Lot Number to see if it is an impacted unit.
Double checking my medicine cabinet for all our children’s Tylenol is # 1 on my to do list for tomorrow.