Johnson & Johnson Recalls Children’s Benadryl (Again!)

Johnson & Johnson is announcing another product recall, this one involving some Children’s Benadryl Allergy Fastmelt Tablets and Junior Strength Motrin Caplets.

In consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of all product lots of Children’s BENADRYL Allergy FASTMELT Tablets, in cherry and grape flavors, that were distributed in the United States, Belize, Barbados, Canada, Puerto Rico, St. Martin, and St. Thomas and all product lots of Junior Strength MOTRIN® Caplets, 24 count, that were distributed in the United States.

Johnson & Johnson said that this is a wholesale and retail level recall.  They stated that no action is required by consumers or healthcare providers and consumers can continue to use the product. The recall was initiated after a review revealed insufficiencies in the development of the manufacturing process. There is no indication that the recalled products do not meet quality standards, and this recall is not being undertaken on the basis of adverse events.

Yep, we are a bit confused too!  Even though it’s not a consumer recall, we thought you’d like to know!

Here are the “wholesale and retail level” products that are recalled:

Children’s BENADRYL® Allergy FASTMELT® Tablets, Cherry Flavor
NDC Code: 50580-347-18
UPC Code: 300450180186

Children’s BENADRYL® Allergy FASTMELT® Tablets, Grape Flavor
NDC Code: 50580-348-18
UPC Code: 300450190185

Junior Strength MOTRIN® CAPLETS, 24 count
NDC Code: 50580-498-24
UPC Code: 300450498243

Consumers with questions should call our Consumer Care Center at 1-888-222-6036 (available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET and Saturday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern Time.)

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@Erica Bless you! That has to be so difficult!!

Regarding the recall, was I nuts or does the recall not even say WHY it is recalled?

Erica Solomon

what the heck does that mean? My son is allergic to nearly evey food on earth and practically treats Benadryl as a dessert! (after every meal, just about…)