Recall of Children’s Medicine
Tylenol, Motrin brand don’t meet quality standards.
The manufacturer of children’s Tylenol and children’s Motrin have issued a global recall for more than forty over-the-counter children’s drugs because they’re not up to quality standards.
Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said, according to CNN, that although the agency wants “to be certain that consumers discontinue using these products,” the likelihood of serious health problems is “remote.”
The manufacturer of the product, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, said in a statement that after a joint consultation with the FDA, the company discovered that some of the products may have a higher concentration of active ingredients than specified, while others may have inactive ingredients that are not up to testing requirements.
Products on the recall lists include: Tylenol Infants’ Drops, Children’s Tylenol Suspensions, Children’s Tylenol Plus Suspensions, Motrin Infant Drops, Children’s Motrin Suspensions, Children’s Zyrtec Liquids in bottles and Children’s Benadryl Allergy Liquids in bottles.
A news released issue by McNeil said the drugs were made in the United States and distributed in the U.S. as well as in Canada, the Dominican Republic, Dubai, Fiji, Guam, Guatemala, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago and Kuwait.
The FDA emphasized that generic versions of the products are not part of the recall.