February 17, 2012
Johnson & Johnson Recalls Infant Tylenol
Johnson & Johnson announced on Friday that it is recalling about 574,000 bottles of infant Tylenol.
The company said that the recall is because parents have complained about problems with a new dosing system for its grape-flavored liquid Tylenol for infants younger than 2 years old.
The problem involves a new bottle design, which was intended to help prevent accidental ingestion and provide parents with accurate dosing.
J&J spokeswoman Bonnie Jacobs said parents started complaining because when they inserted a syringe into the bottle, some accidentally pushed a protective cover inside.
The company said that no serious side effect from the infant Tylenol have been reported so far.
“No adverse events associated with this action have been reported to date and the risk of a serious adverse medical event is remote,” J&J said in the statement.
It said the recall is from stores and wholesalers, and consumers can still use the product if the protective cover at the top of the bottle remains in place.
The product had just returned back on the market in November, and will now be out for an indefinite time.
"We are looking for various alternatives for the redesign," Jacobs said in a statement. "Once we have reviewed those options, we will set a timeline for the product to return."
J&J recalled hundreds of millions of packets of Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl and other products in the last two years due to foul odors and bad labeling.
The current recall was due to just 17 complaints the company received.
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