More than 40 over-the-counter infant's and
children's liquid medications are being recalled in the United
States and 11 other countries because they don't meet quality
McNeil Consumer Healthcare issued the recall for children's
versions of Tylenol, Tylenol Plus, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl
after consulting with the Food and Drug Administration.
The company is recalling the products because some did not meet
required quality standards, the company said in a statement Friday.
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.
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.
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
Details, including NDC numbers, are available by telephone at
1-888-222-6036 or on the Web at www.mcneilproductrecall.com.