RODALE NEWS, EMMAUS, PA—The makers of children's Tylenol voluntarily recalled Tylenol infant and children cold formulas Thursday, due to possible bacterial contamination.
THE DETAILS: McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the makers of Tylenol, is recalling Children’s and Infants’ Tylenol liquid products manufactured between April 2008 and June 2008. According to Tylenol’s website, the finished products met internal testing, but an unused portion of one of the inactive ingredients tested positive for a type of bacteria that can cause respiratory illness and is often resistant to antibiotics. In McNeil Consumer Healthcare's letter to physicians regarding the Tylenol recall, the company detailed that a gram-negative bacterium, Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia), was detected.
Parents or caregivers with questions should call their child’s doctor, or Tylenol’s consumer help line at 800-962-5357.
Below are the lot numbers and product descriptions involved in the recall, according to Tylenol’s website. Lot numbers can be found on the bottom of the box, and on the sticker on the product bottle:
• SBM041, SBM067, SCM037, SDM027, SEM109—Children's Tylenol Plus Cold MS Suspension 4 oz. Grape
• SBM042, SCM015, SCM036, SDM034—Children's Tylenol Suspension 4 oz. Grape
• SBM043, SBM044, SCM029—Children's Tylenol Suspension 4oz. Bubble Gum
• SBM045, SCM011, SCM030, SDM035—Children's Tylenol Suspension 4oz. Strawberry
• SBM064, SCM033, SDM020—Infant’s Tylenol Grape Suspension Drops 1/4oz.
• SBM065, SCM005, SCM006, SDM032—Infant's Tylenol Suspension 1/2oz. Cherry
• SBM066, SCM068—Children's Dye Free Suspension 4oz. Cherry
• SBM068, SCM035, SCM070, SCM080, SDM005—Children's Tylenol Suspension 4oz. Cherry
• SBM069, SBM070, SCM081, SDM006—Children's Tylenol Plus Cough & Runny Nose 4oz. Cherry
• SCM012, SCM067, SDM007, SDM068—Infant's Tylenol Suspension Drops 1/2oz. Grape
• SCM013, SCM014, SCM069—Children's Tylenol Plus Flu 4oz. Bubble Gum
• SCM016, SFM024—Children's Tylenol Plus Cold Suspension 4oz. Grape
• SCM017—Children's Tylenol Plus Cough/ST Suspension 4oz. Cherry
• SCM082, SDM039, SDM040—Infant's Tylenol Suspension Drops 1oz. Grape
• SCM083, SCM084, SDM008—Infant's Tylenol Dye Free Suspension 1oz. Cherry
• SDM064—Children’s Tylenol Pediatric Suspension 1oz. Cherry
• SDM038, SDM009—Infant's Tylenol Suspension Drops 1oz. Cherry
• SDM033—Children's Tylenol Plus Cold/Allergy 4oz. Bubble Gum
• SDM078—Infant's Tylenol Drops 1oz. Grape
• SCM034— Infant’s Tylenol Grape Suspension Drops H/G 1/2oz.