My dad sent me an email this morning to let me know about yet another Tylenol recall (there was a huge one in January too). This one involves “all lots that have not yet expired of certain over-the-counter (OTC) Children’s and Infants’ liquid products.” The products include Children’s and Infants’ Tylenol and Motrin. A full list of the affected products is at the McNeil web site. It also looks to me like McNeil isn’t offering any compensation, but I’ll contact them once I determine how many bottles I have to toss – while I know I didn’t pay full price for them, I usually don’t get them completely free either so there’s some out of pocket cost on my part.
The reason for the recall is disturbingly broad: ” Some of the products included in the recall may contain a higher concentration of active ingredient than is specified; others may contain inactive ingredients that may not meet internal testing requirements; and others may contain tiny particles.”
That sounds like such substantial quality control issues that it’ll be a long time before I buy liquid medication made by McNeil.