Some Infant Tylenol Recalled

February 17, 2012 Updated Feb 17, 2012 at 2:06 PM EDT

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Some Infant Tylenol Recalled

February 17, 2012 Updated Feb 17, 2012 at 2:06 PM EDT

McNeil Consumer Healthcare announced in a news release Friday it is voluntarily recalling, at the wholesale and retail levels, seven lots, approximately 574,000 bottles, of Infants' TYLENOL Oral Suspension, 1 oz. Grape distributed nationwide in the United States. 

According to the news release:

Infants' TYLENOL is an over-the-counter product indicated as a pain reliever/fever reducer.

McNeil is initiating this voluntary recall as a precaution after receiving a small number of complaints from consumers who reported difficulty using the Infants' TYLENOL SimpleMeasure dosing system.  SimpleMeasure includes a dosing syringe, which a parent or caregiver inserts into a protective cover, or “flow restrictor,” at the top of the bottle to measure the proper dose.  In some cases, the flow restrictor was pushed into the bottle when inserting the syringe.  Children's TYLENOL products are intended for children two years of age and older and remain available.

No adverse events associated with this action have been reported to date and the risk of a serious adverse medical event is remote.  Consumers can continue to use Infants' TYLENOL provided the flow restrictor at the top of the bottle remains in place.  The company discussed how to use the product's dosing system in a separate message to consumers also issued today.

Read the entire news release HERE.