Friday, September 25, 2009

Children's Liquid Tylenol in 21 Varieties Recalled Due to Possible Bacterial Contamination

Johnson & Johnson/McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the manufacturer and distributor of Children's Liquid Tylenol has recalled 57 lots of the products manufactured in approximately 21 different varieties due to possible bacterial contamination. The products in question were manufacturered betweeen April, 2009 to June 2009 including the following:

1. Children's Tylenol Plus Cold MS Suspension 4 oz. Grape, lot numbers SBM041, SBM067, SCM037, SDM027, SEM109;

2. Children's Tylenol Suspension 4oz. Grape, lot numbers SBM042, SCM015, SCM036, SDM034;

3. Children's Tylenol Suspension 4oz. Bubble Gum, lot numbers SBM043, SBM044, SCM029;

4. Children's Tylenol Suspension 4oz. Strawberry, lot numbers SBM045, SCM011, SCM030, SDM035;

5. Infant’s Tylenol Grape Suspension Drops 1/4oz, lot numbers SBM064, SCM033, SDM020;

6. Infant's Tylenol Suspension 1/2oz. Cherry, lot numbers SBM065, SCM005, SCM006, SDM032;

7. Children's Dye Free Suspension 4oz. Cherry, lot numbers SBM066, SCM068;

8. Children's Tylenol Suspension 4oz. Cherry Lot numbers SBM068, SCM035, SCM070, SCM080, SDM005,

9. Children's Tylenol Plus Cough & Runny Nose 4oz. Cherry, lot numbers SBM069, SBM070, SCM081, SDM006;

10. Infant's Tylenol Suspension Drops 1/2oz. Grape, lot numbers SCM012, SCM067, SDM007, SDM068;

11. Children's Tylenol Plus Flu 4oz. Bubble Gum, lot numbers SCM013, SCM014, SCM069;

12. Children's Tylenol Plus Cold Suspension 4oz. Grape, lot numbers SCM016, SFM024;

13. Children's Tylenol Plus Cough/ST Suspension 4oz. Cherry, lot number SCM017;

14. Infant's Tylenol Suspension Drops 1oz. Grape, lot numbers SCM082, SDM039, SDM040;

15. Infant's Tylenol Dye Free Suspension 1oz. Cherry, lot numbers SCM083, SCM084, SDM008;

16. Children’s Tylenol Pediatric Suspension 1oz. Cherry, lot number SDM064;

17. Infant's Tylenol Suspension Drops 1oz. Cherry, lot numbers SDM038, SDM009;

18. Children's Tylenol Plus Cold/Allergy 4oz. Bubble Gum, lot number SDM033;

19. Infant's Tylenol Drops 1oz. Grape, lot number SDM078;

20. Infant's Tylenol Grape Suspension Drops H/G 1/2 oz., lot number SCM034; and

21. Children's Tylenol Suspension 4oz. Cheryy, Hospital-Govt., lot number SDM028.

B. cepacia bacteria was detected in a portion of raw material that is used in manufacturing the aforesaid products but went allegedly unused in the finished product. The manufacturer contends that no bacteria was found in the finished product, and that the likelihood of a serious medical event is remote. However, the manufacturer has announced that it decided after consulting with the Food and Drug Administration that it would recall the products. "It was decided, as a precaution, to recall all product that utilized any of the raw material manufactured at the same time as the raw material that tested positive for the bacteria," the company said. Consumers with questions should call McNeil's consumer call center at 800.962.5357. The lot numbers can be found on the bottom of the product's box and on the sticker that surrounds the product's bottle.

CONTACT INFORMATION: If you or a family member have been injured or damaged due to the fault or responsibility of someone else, an industrial accident or by a dangerous or defective product, drug or toxic substance, contact Alan Morton for a no obligation, free consultation.

For additional information contact:

Alan L. Morton
1005 North Eighth Street
Post Office Box 420
Boise, ID 83701-0420
Telephone: 208.344.5555
Toll Free: 866.946.1669 [866.WIN.1.NOW]
Facsimile: 208.342.2509

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