Posted by Deborah Pujoue on March 1, 2012
Ever wonder if you’re overly vigilant? Fear not. Round and round the recall merry-go-round we go… again.
Dosing concerns have caused over half a million bottles of the grape-flavored Infants’ Tylenol to be recalled. The recall occurred after numerous parents started complaining about the dosing problems they were having, which had the parents scared that they were not giving the correct amount of the medication to their children. The main medicinal ingredient in Infant Tylenol is acetaminophen.
The FDA announced the Infants’ Tylenol recall on February 17. For the most part, the medicine is easy to dose since it comes with the SimpleMeasure dosing system, which basically provides parents with an easy to use syringe that measures the doses for you. However, the complications of dosing can occur when the flow restrictor is located inside the bottle rather than on top of it. As for the technical aspects of this recall, it affects seven lots of the medication, which is equal to 57,000 bottles. Information posted about the recall shows that the seven lots involve “Infants’ Tylenol Oral Suspension 1 oz. Grape. The lot numbers are BIL0U00, BIL0V00, BIL3500, BJL2D00, BJL2E00, BJL2T00 and BJL2U00. All of the bottles have a UPC code of 300450122308.”
Dosing concerns should be high on our list of things to worry about. A good point to note is that dosing errors that include acetaminophen has caused 14 deaths and 74 injuries between the years 2000 to 2010. That is just kids that were affected. That number may not sound like a lot, but it would if one of those children was your own. If you have recently purchased Infant’s Tylenol, take a look at the information that came with it to ensure that you did not get one of the bottles mentioned in this article.
You can contact McNeil for a refund by calling (888) 222-6036 or by visiting the website at www.tylenol.com.