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New recall of liquid infant’s and children’s Tylenol®, Motrin®, Zyrtec®, and Benadryl® products

submitted on May 1, 2010 by WhattaDealBlog in "Member's Lounge"
http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/.....210441.htm

McNeil Consumer Healthcare is initiating this voluntary recall because some of these products may not meet required quality standards. As a precautionary measure, parents and caregivers should not administer these products to their children. Some of the products included in the recall may contain a higher concentration of active ingredient than specified; others contain inactive ingredients that may not meet internal testing requirements; and others may contain tiny particles. While the potential for serious medical events is remote, FDA advises consumers who have purchased these recalled products to discontinue use.
 

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  • 60924
    pablos17
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    Posted by pablos17 on May 1, 2010
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    Thank you for posting this Whatta. I hadn't even heard about this from Babycenter.com as of yet. I will check our supply immediately.
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      Posted by WhattaDealBlog on May 1, 2010
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      Having my wife check ours right now actually, as our son is popping out his back molar baby teeth and having issues sleeping through the night.
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    Posted by pablos17 on May 1, 2010
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    OK, we're cool. Thanks again.
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    Posted by mooncow728 on May 2, 2010
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    Wow 3 different problems with them? Geesh they need to be a little more careful. Glad I always buy generics. Thanks for posting.
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on May 3, 2010
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    I called today and it took 3-4 minutes to get the option to say you wanted to speak to someone. Then it made me say 2 more times I wanted to speak to someone after warning me of long wait times. And then it said they were to busy to connect my call and try again. Total wasted time... 8 Minutes.

    I called right back using 9 to skip the press release and say I wanted an agent and 9 again to say I REALLY wanted to speak to someone... Then after 13 minutes of waiting I did get to talk to someone and my refund check should be in here 3-4 weeks.

    The person I spoke to sounded under trained and rushed, also like he really didn't care one way or the other. He was just there to process refunds and collect a check for himself.
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    • mooncow728
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      Posted by mooncow728 on May 3, 2010
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      I read somewhere that if you drop the "f bomb" on those recorded things that it will get you to a person faster. They have something that detects it so that they don't anger a customer too much. I've done it once and it worked but I don't know if it works on all recorded things.
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    Posted by midget on May 3, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    How many recalls is this now for tylenol in the last year? I want to say 3?

    Somethings definitely not right with this company to have so many recalls in a short amount of time.
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on May 5, 2010
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    http://consumerist.com/2010/05.....nkpot.html

    One of the implied promises of a brand name, especially when it comes to drugs, is you can expect higher quality, but maybe that doesn't apply when it comes to McNeil products.The FDA says the plant that produced the recently recalled children's Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl, was using raw materials that were contaminated with bacteria. The plant also lacked adequate quality-control procedures and was dirty. So far none of the recalled medicine has tested positive for bacterial contamination, but the FDA report suggests that the contaminated material was used to make the recalled lots. The plant has been shut down indefinitely.

    McNeil Consumer Healthcare and the FDA both insist that despite the crappy quality of the plant and the products it produced, there is very little risk of illness from any of the recalled drugs.

    But as several consumer advocates and health experts point out to ABC News, the real issue is that brand name drugs are just as susceptible to shoddy manufacturing practices as generics. In particular, McNeil has issued three recalls in less than a year for problems with their drugs; the last one was the bad-smelling Tylenol Arthritis product back in December and January.

    Johnson & Johnson is acting all "Oh we're just as shocked as you folks" about it:


    Johnson and Johnson issued a statement Tuesday in response to the report.

    "The quality issues that the FDA has observed, many of which we had recently identified in our own quality reviews and communicated to the FDA, are unacceptable to us, and not indicative of how McNeil Consumer Healthcare intends to operate," the Johnson and Johnson statement read.


    Until McNeil operates as J&J intends, you can just use generic equivalents and bypass their branded products. You'll save money, and you might even get a higher-quality product.
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on May 6, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    http://oversight.house.gov/ind.....&Itemid=49

    WASHINGTON – Chairman Edolphus “Ed” Towns (D-NY) and Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today announced that the committee has opened an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a major recall of children’s medication. McNeil Consumer Healthcare (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), the manufacturer and marketer of well known over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceuticals including Children’s Tylenol, Infants’ Tylenol and Children’s Motrin, recently announced a voluntary recall of more than 40 over-the-counter medications as Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors were completing a nearly two-week long inspection of the facility where the medication is produced.

    Towns and Issa want to bring attention to the recall particularly due to the fact that children could be adversely impacted if they were to take any of the medicine that was covered by the recall. The oversight leaders are seeking clarification on the recall based on a Washington Post article that contains conflicting accounts about the existence of raw materials in the medication and the significance of their contamination effect. FDA and McNeil Consumer Healthcare have given conflicting accounts of the circumstances surrounding the recall, including what prompted the recall and how serious the recall is. In addition, as this is the third recall of Tylenol products in less than a year, the lawmakers are questioning the adequacy of FDA’s inspection procedures and whether McNeil failed to investigate consumer complaints that could have identified the contamination problems.

    Chairman Towns and Ranking Member Issa said, “We are deeply concerned about the recall of popular pediatric medications widely used by infants and children across the country. When a recall of this nature occurs, it is our responsibility to bring attention to the issue as a public service and to fulfill our oversight responsibility by asking tough questions about the conditions of the manufacturing plant and controls put in place by the drug company’s management, and about whether FDA’s inspection and recall procedures were sufficient. In the coming days we will be asking both McNeil Consumer Healthcare and the FDA to provide this committee with information about the recall and we expect a hearing will follow in the coming weeks. This is an issue we cannot afford to ignore.”

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