( 4UMF NEWS ) Infant Tylenol Recalled:
Johnson & Johnson said it was recalling its entire U.S. supply of infant Tylenol after parents complained about problems with a new dosing system, the latest in a string of recalls for the healthcare giant.
Friday’s recall involves about 574,000 bottles of the grape-flavored liquid Tylenolfor infants younger than 2 years old. Following earlier recalls, J&J had just returned to the market with the infant Tylenol in November, but now will be out of the market for an indefinite time.
The problems involves a new bottle design, which was intended to prevent accidental ingestion and ensure accurate dosing. But when parents inserted a syringe into the bottle, some accidentally pushed a protective cover inside. To date, J&J has received 17 complaints, company spokeswoman Bonnie Jacobs said.
No serious side effects from the infant Tylenol have been reported, and the risk of such problems are “remote,” J&J said.
The recall is from stores and wholesalers; consumers can still use the product provided that the protective cover at the top of the bottle remains in place, J&J said.
The recall does not affect Tylenol for children 2 years and older, for which J&J also introduced a new but different design.
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