Infants' TYLENOL Recalled
Mon, 2/20/2012 2:45 PM
Infants’ TYLENOL Oral Suspension Liquid was voluntarily recalled by its manufacturer on Feb. 17 amid complaints about the product’s SimpleMeasure™ dosing system.
A small number of consumers complained that the dosing device – which is supposed to make it easier to measure the appropriate dose and prevent accidental ingestion by young children -- is hard to use. The product’s flow restrictor (the cap at the bottle’s mouth) falls into the bottle when the syringe is inserted, some consumers said.
The medicine is still safe to use though, clarified Le Bonheur’s Director of Pharmacy Brandon Edgerson, PharmD. “The product is still safe if the flow restrictor at the top of the bottle remains in place. You just may need to use a different dosing device to administer it to your child,” he said.
Parents can also use a generic version, if preferred, Edgerson said. The recall only affects TYLENOL’s Infants’ Oral Suspension Liquid, and consumers can request a refund.
TYLENOL offers a video that shows how to properly use its SimpleMeasure™ dosing system.
For more information about this recall, visit TYLENOL’s website.
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