Children’s Tylenol, Motrin, Benedry Recalled by McNeil Consumer Healthcare

By Kristie Turck •  Published 05/02/10 •  2 min read

Thank you to a reader (Thanks Heather!) for emailing me about this today.  I was busy with my 4 year old at a Chuck E Cheese party and hadn’t even a moment to sit down today. Anyway, McNeil Consumer Healthcare announced a voluntary recall of several brands of Children’s medication including Children and Infant Tylenol, Children and Infant Motrin and a few other liquid childrens medications.

According to the recall statement on McNeil’s website the recall is a precautionary measure that has to do with an inconsistency in their quality control and have said this to be the reason:

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.

The company says the potential of any medical events due to taking this medication are “remote” but they are recommending consumers stop using these items immediately, anyway.

To check to see if your items have been named as part of this recall go to the McNeil Consumer Healthcare website and check to see if yours is listed.  They are listing items by NDC Number and NOT by Lot#.  The products NDC Number can be located above the brand name on the product label.

What Do I Do Now?

If you have some of these recalled medications, stop using them immediately.  To get in touch with the company or to report any adverse reactions:

For additional information, including affected NDC numbers, consumers should call 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

If you are in need of any of these medications you should call your Doctor or Pediatrician and they can recommend the right supplemental products.

If you are in dire need of a replacement you can check with Target or CVS for a store brand equivalent – but please check with the pharmacist BEFORE administering any medication to make sure the dosage amounts are the same for your child’s weight/age.