Current Lot Numbers for McNeil Consumer Healthcare's Motrin, Tylenol, Zyrtec and Benadryl Adult, Infant and Children's Medication Recall


Oh I bet it is fun over at McNeil Consumer Healthcare about now. I cannot imagine the tension, depression and worry over their current recall of children and infant's Motrin, Tylenol, Zyrtec and Benadryl. Supposedly the medications are voluntarily being recalled because they do not meet McNeil's quality standards and not because of any worry over adverse reactions. I say that sounds like a lot of trouble and lost profit over a little quality control issue. I certainly would follow their advice and not give any of the following products to my kids that I had in my home.

For  up to the minute information and a complete listing of the recalled medications, please visit the McNeil Product recall Site

McNeil tells us that some of the medications have the improper amount of active ingredient than is specified, others may contain inactive ingredients that may not meet internal testing requirements and others may contain tiny particles. They are telling us that the possibility of an adverse reaction is remote, we should stop using all of the recalled medication immediately.  I say to be safe, toss all infant and children's Motrin, Tylenol, Zyrtec and Benadryl you have.  Be sure to check out proper disposal methods for your area.

It is crazy to me just how far reaching this recall is.  These products were manufactured in the US but distributed not only in the US but also in Canada, Dominican Republic, Dubai (UAE), Fiji, Guam, Guatemala, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, and Kuwait.

I say McNeil should be applauded in doing this recall and consumers should be thankful for their concern over the safety of those who have come to trust them.  I also am very thankful that I always save a few bucks and buy generic.  Generic infant and children's medications are not included in any product recalls...yet.


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