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Drop That Children’s Tylenol! Major Recall Announced…

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Drop That Children’s Tylenol! Major Recall Announced…

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Literally minutes after Mr. Candy gave some Tylenol to Skye for an especially painful bout of teething, I read that Johnson & Johnson has recalled the kind that we gave her (a certain lot of Dye-Free Cherry Infants’ Drops), along with a whole bunch of other children’s medications.


So I thought I would post the recall info before (hopefully) you make the same mistake:  J&J is voluntarily recalling certain over-the-counter liquid medicines — including Tylenol Infants’ Drops, Children’s Tylenol Suspensions, Infants’ Motrin Drops, Children’s Zyrtec liquids in bottles and Children’s Benadryl Allergy liquids — because of “manufacturing deficiencies.”

Um, and what the hell does that mean?  Good question!

Well, some of the medicines may contain more of the active drug ingredient than specified.  Meanwhile, others may contain foreign particles (i.e., solidified product ingredients or manufacturing residue such as tiny metal specks) or inactive ingredients that may not meet testing requirements.

I know, I know… tiny metal specks?  That can’t be good.  (Gives me the mental image of a bottle of Baby Goldschläger.)

Although there are no known adverse health reactions to the products, and the potential for serious medical problems is “remote,” the company advised consumers to stop using them.  (Yeah, thanks, too late!)

The responsible J&J business unit, McNeil, has a hotline, (888) 222-6036, available 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday and on weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The full list of recalled products can be found here.

Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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