McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the manufacturer of Tylenol, is voluntarily recalling more than 20 types of child and infant liquid products. According to their statement, McNeil stated that it had discovered bacteria in an inactive ingredient in the products manufactured between April and June 2008.
After consulting with the Food and Drug Administration, McNeil initiated the recall on “selected lots” of the products. So far, the recall is complete at the warehouse and retail level. McNeil maintains that products that are already on store shelves have “met all specifications” for safety and that no bacteria has been found on the finished products.
The specific type of bacteria is called Burkholderia cepacia, and can cause adverse effects, particularly in already susceptible patients with compromised immune systems. Please visit the Tylenol website for a full listing of recalled products. McNeil urges parents and caregivers to contact their child’s healthcare provider, should they have concerns.
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