Last night, the McNeil Consumer Healthcare business of Johnson & Johnson announced the voluntary recall of certain lots of over-the-counter infants' and children's products. In their press release, the company said the following that explains why this is happening:
"McNeil Consumer Healthcare is initiating this voluntary recall because some of these products may not meet required quality standards. This recall is not being undertaken on the basis of adverse medical events. However, 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 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."
A complete list of the products involved and additional information about the recall can be found on their website, www.mcneilproductrecall.com or by calling 1-888 222-6036 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Time, and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time). Any adverse reactions may also be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Program by fax at 1-800-FDA-0178, by mail at MedWatch, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787, or on the MedWatch website at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
UPDATE: There have been some questions about refunds. I wanted you to know that at McNeil's recall related website www.mcneilproductrecall.com -- a product refund or coupon can be requested.