Johnson & Johnson said it is recalling about 574,000 bottles of its grape-flavored liquid infant Tylenol in the United States after parents complained about problems with the newly implement dosing system.
According to McNeil, the consumer health care division of Johnson & Johnson, some parents have complained that a protective cover on the top of the bottles – meant to limit how much liquid pain reliever could be drawn into a plastic syringe – didn’t work correctly and in some cases, was pushed into the bottle during the process.
No serious side effects from the infant Tylenol have been reported, and the risk of such problems are “remote,” J&J said.
The recall is the latest in a long series for J&J’s consumer division involving Tylenol and other over-the-counter brands for adults and children.
The full Tylenol recall list is limited to Infants’ TYLENOL Oral Suspension 1oz. Grape with the following lot numbers:
Consumers can request a refund by visiting www.tylenol.com or contacting the comapny 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).
For more information on the infant Tylenol recall parents and caregivers are encouraged contact their healthcare provider or visit Tylenol’s website here.