Safety Alerts & Recalls

What does this mean?

The risk of illness or health problems in a child or infant following the use of these recalled product is remote. However, as a precaution, the company is issuing a voluntary recall at the warehouse/retail level. This is not a consumer level recall, so parents and caregivers are not required to take any action. However, you may wish to check to see if you have any of the recalled Children's Tylenol or Infants' Tylenol products in your home. To view the recalled lot numbers and find out if your Children's Tylenol or Infants' Tylenol product is part of this recall, please visit:

If you have any of the product involved in the recall, you can contact the McNeil Consumer Care Center at 888-543-8255 and possibly receive a coupon for a new bottle. Although the risk of health problems from the recalled Children's Tylenol and Infants' Tylenol products is low, you may wish to stop using and throw away any recalled product that you may have. If you have general questions about this recall you can contact 1-877-TYLENOL (1-877-895-3665).

If you have given the recalled product to your child or a child you care for and have health concerns, you should contact your child's healthcare provider.

Voluntary Recall of Several Children's Tylenol and Infants' Tylenol Products

McNeil Consumer Healthcare is initiating a voluntary recall of certain product lots of Children's Tylenol (acetaminophen), and Infants' Tylenol (acetaminophen). Both of these products are sold over-the-counter (OTC).

The company is initiating this recall for select Children's Tylenol product lots after determining that a small number of product bottles purchased from one of their external suppliers have specific areas where the bottle plastic is thinner than required by their standard specifications. The "thin-walled" bottle may not maintain stability over time due to increased light exposure once the bottle is removed from the outer carton.

The company is initiating the recall for select Infants' Tylenol product lots because the potential exists for the product lot number and/or expiration date printed on the bottle to become illegible as a result of consumer handling over the life of the product.

To date there have been no reports of adverse events caused by these recalled products.

For more information about the Children's Tylenol product recall, please visit: more information here

For more information about the Infants' Tylenol product recall, please visit: more information here

Source: Manufacturer
Publication Date: 2010-04-13
Last Updated: 2010-04-13

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