You may have heard about this since I am certainly not the first to discover the news. Especially for those who may have missed it, another recall has just been made public as of Friday established by McNeil Consumer Healthcare which markets a broad range of OTC products.
Please be sure to click HERE to get more details and acquire the latest recall list including Infant and Children’s Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl and Zyrtec. You can find the NDC number on the upper right corner or in the center on the top of each box. I checked all 7 of the products in my home (and some I have previously used with my children) and they were ALL recalled! Once I shared the news with my husband he immediately called McNeil Consumer Healthcare directly from the number provided on their site. After sharing each NDC # lot # and expiration date of every bottle (as well as some other information) we were advised to throw the products away and a reimbursement check would be in the mail for these recalled bottles within 5-6 weeks.
Taken directly from the McNeil site it states, “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. While the potential for serious medical events is remote, the company advises consumers who have purchased these recalled products to discontinue use.”
I am not willing to take a chance giving my children these products which now are deemed not completely safe and I find it rather disturbing that it takes voluntary action by a company to perform an assessment at the very plant where these recalled products were made. It makes me wonder what kind of quality control is really in place at these manufacturing sites when all we hear about lately are more and more recalls. Furthermore, it makes me wonder about how many stores are really following protocol and adhering to product recalls, ensuring that these products are not made available to consumers.
So I encourage you to check those labels and stay safe! And feel free to share this link on Twitter, Facebook and email your family and friends. This is too important of a recall not to.