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Infant Tylenol recalled, bottle design problems

Infants' TYLENOL® Oral Suspension 1oz. Grape recalled due to possible syringe defect. Photo via J&J.

Johnson & Johnson is recalling it’s entire lot of grape flavored Infants’ Tylenol due to product design problems. The voluntary recall was issued after J&J received numerous complaints about their newly designed, plastic syringe which was supposed to prevent parents from over-medicating their babies. When parents bought concentrated suspension drops, they automatically thought the dose was the same as regular infant drops, raising the risk of possible overdose and prompting the need for a clearer dosing mechanisms.

The new design was introduced in November 2011 after a year long hiatus of the product due to warnings about dosing errors. The new ‘SimpleMeasure’ system was created in response to those over-dosing issues, however some parents complained that the flow restrictor was easily pushed into the bottle after inserting the syringe. McNeil said the product will only be re-introduced until the newly designed syringe system is fixed.

Consumers in possession of the recalled item can contact McNeil Healthcare at 888-222-6036 or visit Tylenol’s website  for a full refund.

Infants’ TYLENOL® Oral Suspension 1oz. Grape recall lot numbers: BIL0U00, BIL0V00, BIL3500, BJL2D00, BJL2E00, BJL2T00, BJL2U00

UPC Code: 300450122308