The FDA is looking into several hundred allegations of serious side effects, including seven deaths since May 1, involving over-the-counter children’s mediation, including Children’s Tylenol, produced and distributed by Johnson & Johnson. The company has issued recall notices for 40 commonly used children’s pain and allergy medication, and announcing that some may have been improperly manufactured or contaminated.
Today FDA officials issued a notice urging parents to used generic alternatives to the mediations that were recalled, and congress has sprung into action, starting an investigation.
At Tylenol.com, Johnson and Johnson is instructing parents and caregivers with questions about the recall to call 1-800-962-5357 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time).
Below is a list of the recalled products and their lot numbers of the affected products.
Children’s Tylenol Plus Cold MS Suspension 4 oz. Grape SBM041, SBM067, SCM037, SDM027, SEM109
Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4oz. Grape SBM042, SCM015, SCM036, SDM034
Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4oz. Bubble Gum SBM043, SBM044, SCM029
Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4oz. Strawberry SBM045, SCM011, SCM030, SDM035
Infant’s Tylenol Grape Suspension Drops 1/4oz. SBM064, SCM033, SDM020
Infant’s Tylenol Suspension 1/2oz. Cherry SBM065, SCM005, SCM006, SDM032
Children’s Dye Free Suspension 4oz. Cherry SBM066, SCM068
Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4oz. Cherry SBM068, SCM035, SCM070, SCM080, SDM005
Children’s Tylenol Plus Cough & Runny Nose 4oz. Cherry SBM069, SBM070, SCM081, SDM006
Infant’s Tylenol Suspension Drops 1/2oz. Grape* SCM012, SCM067, SDM007, SDM068
Children’s Tylenol Plus Flu 4oz. Bubble Gum SCM013, SCM014, SCM069
Children’s Tylenol Plus Cold Suspension 4oz. Grape SCM016, SFM024
Children’s Tylenol Plus Cough/ST Suspension 4oz. Cherry SCM017
Infant’s Tylenol Suspension Drops 1oz. Grape SCM082, SDM039, SDM040
Infant’s Tylenol Dye Free Suspension 1oz. Cherry SCM083, SCM084, SDM008
Children’s Tylenol Pediatric Suspension 1oz. Cherry SDM064
Infant’s Tylenol Suspension Drops 1oz. Cherry SDM038, SDM009
Children’s Tylenol Plus Cold/Allergy 4oz. Bubble Gum SDM033
Infant’s Tylenol Drops 1oz. Grape SDM078
Infant’s Tylenol Grape Suspension Drops H/G 1/2oz. SCM034
Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4oz. Cherry, Hospital Govt. SDM028
The recall does not apply to Children’s TYLENOL Meltaways and Junior Strength TYLENOL Meltaways.
Because of the reports of illness and death, Johnson & Johnson has suspended production at McNeil’s facility in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, where the drugs were manufactured.
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