I get into a lot of arguments over giving the kids “unneccassary” (in my eyes) medication. This is precisely one of the reasons why. These are medication that EVEN naturo-pathic lovin’ mommies like me, give to our kids during times of extreme fever or allergic reactions.
They just had a recall in January 2010. And don’t forget the one in September 2009.
The maker of children’s™ Tylenol, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, has announced a recall of some of their products (see list below). The company says that the medicine did not meet the required quality standards! In the Benadryl, they put in too much active ingredients for the dosage. The FDA found bacteria in some of the lots. J&J has stopped production in some of their plants.
This recall affects us here in the US. But our Muslims brothers and sisters in Dubai, Kuwait, Fiji & Canada also need to check their medicine cabinets .
McNeil explains in its FAQ that you can get a refund for your recalled Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec or Benedryl, as long as it hasn’t already expired:
“You can receive either a refund for the average retail price of the product or a coupon for a free replacement (s) when the product becomes available again.”
To get that refund, first you need to locate two numbers on the label of the medicine bottle: the NDC number (above the brand name) and the lot number (vertical on the label).
Then input that info into this Web form along with the expiration date and your address.
Throw the recalled stuff into the trash, please don’t dump it down the drain. Pollutes the water.
The complete Tylenol Recall 2010 List from McNeil product recall’s official website: