By Jackie Burrell
Monday, May 3rd, 2010 at 1:59 pm in Health & Safety.
The FDA and McNeil, an international manufacturer of children’s liquid medications, is recalling more than 40 different kinds of over-the-counter children’s meds in the U.S. and abroad because of quality control problems. Lovely. Among them, all sorts of flavors of children’s Tylenol, Tylenol Plus, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl. The company is issuing plenty of soothing pronouncements about this being a preventative measure and children not being in danger, but the reasons behind the recall include worries that some bottles have larger amounts of active ingredients than they’re supposed to, or inactive ingredients that don’t meet the company’s standards, and others contain particles (of what?). The full list of medications is here, along with what to do next and how to get a refund.