21 Children's Tylenol Products Recalled
October 15, 2009
The makers of Tylenol are recalling 21 children's and infant's Tylenol liquid products manufactured between April 2008 and June 2008, as a safeguard against potential contamination.
McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson and Tylenol's manufacturer, said it detected bacteria in an inactive ingredient. In consultation with the U.S. FDA, McNeil decided to "recall all products that utilized any of the raw material manufactured at the same time as the raw material that tested positive for the bacteria".
According to McNeil's statement, scientific literature about the bacteria suggests that ingesting a contaminated pharmaceutical product orally doesn't trigger an infection, but use of products such as a nasal spray with the bacteria can lead to infections.