February 25, 2012

RECALL NOTICE: Johnson & Johnson have been plagued with over 25 product recalls since September 2009. Once again they find themselves experiencing another massive recall. J & J's McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit announced Friday they are recalling all 574,000 bottles of grape-flavored, liquid Infants' Tylenol from stores nationwide. The recall is in response to 17 complaints by parents and caregivers that they are issuing this recall to ensure product safety. In Novemeber 2011, Johnson and Johnson redesigned all infant Tylenol bottles in an effort to further product safety by making dosage measurement easier. Instead, parents and caregivers began to complain that the new protective cover on the top of the bottles wasn't working correctly. The new design was meant to limit how much of the liquid pain and fever reducer can be drawn into a plastic syringe. The complaint brought forth was that the plastic syringe pushed the protective cover, or flow restrictor, into the bottle.

The cost of the many McNeil product recalls over the past years has been tremendous. The factory shutdowns as well as the loss of sales in the products pulled off the shelves, adds up to over $1billion dollars in lost revenue and millions more to rebuild one factory and upgrade others.

The company will attempt another redesign of the infant Tylenol dispenser.  Putting the safety of their consumers first. While babies are particularly vulnerable to excessive doses of medicine, J&J said there have been no reports of anyone being harmed. Consumers may continue to use Tylenol Infant products as long as the flow restrictor is still in tact. If not, please contact McNeil at 1-888-222-6036 or www.tylenol.com.

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