Johnson & Johnson’s Recalls 574,000 Bottles of Infant Tylenol

Head to your medicine cabinets, my friends! It’s another Tylenol recall!  This is another product I currently have and actually really like because of the new dispensing top.  Well, that new dispensing top is the reason 7 lots of Infants Tylenol Oral Suspension 1 oz, Grape is recalled. That’s 574,000 bottles of baby medicine to be exact.

Now, before we all freak out – the medicine is NOT TAINTED!  There is nothing wrong with the actual medicine in the bottle!  It’s a cap/dispenser issue!

The problem is the redesigned bottles (which I LOVE!), which were actually launched just 3 months ago to to help parents with measuring the medicine has backfired on Johnson & Johnson. This “SimpleMeasure” system has indeed confused parents.  Confused parents means that they would potentially give the wrong dose. If you aren’t one of those confused parents, it’s okay to use the Infants’ Tylenol you may have and not bother with the whole recall thing! Just make sure you give the right dose. Cool? 🙂

Recalled lot numbers are: BIL0U00, BIL0V00, BIL3500, BJL2D00, BJL2E00, BJL2T00, BJL2U00. There will also be a UPC code you can check: 300450122308.

Remember this is only the GRAPE flavor!

Here is the information from the Tylenol website:

McNeil is voluntarily recalling, at the wholesale and retail levels, 7 lots of Infants’ TYLENOL® Oral Suspension 1 oz, Grape distributed in the United States.  All unpurchased Infants’ TYLENOL® bottles are included in the recall, whether with wholesalers or retailers. If the flow restrictor is pushed into the bottle, the parent or caregiver should not use the product.  Provided that the flow restrictor remains in place, the product may be used.

FULL RECALLED PRODUCT LIST:

Product Name

Lot Numbers

UPC Code

Infants’ TYLENOL® Oral Suspension 1oz. Grape

BIL0U00, BIL0V00, BIL3500, BJL2D00, BJL2E00, BJL2T00, BJL2U00

300450122308

Are these products safe to use?
Yes, the product is safe to use as directed provided the flow restrictor remains in place.  If the flow restrictor has been pushed into the bottle, parents or caregivers should not use the product and contact the company at 1-888-222-6036 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time; Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time).

Does this recall also include Children’s TYLENOL® suspension products?
No.  Children’s TYLENOL products are not impacted by the recall.

What should consumers do if they’ve used these products?
Consumers can continue to use Infants’ TYLENOL® as directed provided the flow restrictor at the top of the bottle remains in place.  If the flow restrictor is pushed into the bottle, the parent or caregiver should not use the product and contact the company at 1-888-222-6036 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time).  Parents and caregivers with any health questions or concerns should contact their healthcare provider and visit www.tylenol.com for additional information.

Can consumers get a refund?
If the flow restrictor is pushed into the bottle, the parent or caregiver should not use the product.  If this happens, or if someone has difficulty using the product, they may contact the company at 1-888-222-6036 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time, Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time) about a refund.  Parents and caregivers with any health questions or concerns should contact their healthcare provider and visit www.tylenol.com for additional information.

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