The maker of Tylenol is voluntarily recalling select lots of Children’s and Infants’ Tylenol liquid products “because examination of one of the inactive ingredients did not meet internal testing requirements. However, the packaged product, shipped to retailers by the company, has met all specifications.”
So the good news is that products you’ve purchased are most likely safe. The bad news is, if you have young children, there seems to be a good chance you have liquid Tylenol in your house. I myself have a dozen bottles that I’ve got to check. Thanks to The Drugstore Game, which allows me to buy Children’s Tylenol for free or very cheap, I stash bottles all over the place – at the office, in my emergency bags, upstairs, downstairs, plus my stockpile.
There’s a list of all of the products included in the recall at Tylenol.com. You’ll need to compare the item(s) you have with the codes listed in the chart. (If the chart is too small to read, hold the control key and turn your scroll wheel to increase the size.)
The web site says that if you “have questions,” you can call customer service at 1-800-962-5357 (available Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time). It doesn’t say what remedy they’re offering, and I just kept getting a busy signal when I called. I’ve emailed them and I’ll update this post if/when I hear back.
The web site also says that if you’ve given a product included in the recall to your child or infant and have concerns, you should contact your child’s health care provider.