May 7, 2010
Worldwide recall of Children’s Tylenol

Manager of the Central Medical Stores in the Ministry of Health, Levi Walker, is assuring the public that the recall on Children’s Tylenol products is not a reason to panic.{{more}}

Walker spoke to SEARCHLIGHT on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, days after the worldwide recall on Children’s Tylenol products was announced by manufacturers Johnson and Johnson’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare.

Walker stated that the situation is one where the manufacturers were not satisfied with the quality of the products.

“At this point, as far as the information we have gotten from the company, it’s not a situation for panic. It’s just a situation where they have asked that you discontinue the use of the product and the chances for any adverse medical reaction is pretty slim,” Walker stated.

According to the McNeil Consumer Healthcare website, the voluntary recall of the products was issued because “these products may not meet required quality standards.” The release further stated that some of the products included in the recall may contain inactive ingredients that may not meet internal testing requirements, while others may contain tiny particles.

The list of recalled products also placed on the website include Tylenol Infants Drops, Children’s Tylenol Suspensions, Children’s Tylenol Plus Suspensions, Motrin Infants Drops and Children Motrin Suspensions.

Walker stated that the Central Medical Stores of the Ministry of Health distributed one of the recalled products: Children’s Tylenol Plus Dye- Free Suspension 4 oz Cold and Stuffy Nose grape flavor. The batch number is SLM 107 and the UPC code: 300450253040. The expiry date is September 2010.

Walker added that notifications were sent to pharmacists who received the products to discontinue the use of the products. He also advised the public to stop using the products.

Local agents and distributors of Johnson and Johnson products, Coreas Hazells issued a media release on Wednesday listing a number of the recalled Children Tylenol products that have been imported to St. Vincent. The release stated that they are “initiating proceedings to recall the products from the retail stores.”

The products are as follows : Concentrated Tylenol Infants’ Drops1/2 oz Cherry Flavor- UPC Code 300450186157; Children’s Tylenol Suspension 2 oz. Cherry Blast Flavor – UPC Code 300450123022; Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4 oz. Cherry Blast Flavor- UPC Code 300450123046; Children’s Tylenol Plus Suspension 4 oz. Cold Grape Flavor – UPC Code 300450387042; Children’s Tylenol Plus Suspension 4 oz. Multi-Symptom Cold Grape Flavor – UPC Code 300450391049; Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4 0z. Grape Splash – UPC Code 300450296047; Children’s Tylenol Suspension4 0z. BubbleGum Flavor – UPC Code 300450407047; Children’s Tylenol Plus Suspension 4 0z. Flu Bubble Gum Flavor – UPC Code 300450386052; Children’s Tylenol Plus Suspension 4 0z. Cold Grape Flavor – UPC Code 300450387059.

The release further stated that persons who are in possession of these products should return them to the place of purchase as soon as possible.

It went on to state that other products subject to the recall such as Children’s Motrin Suspension, Children’s Zyrtec Allergy and Children’s Benadryl are not imported into St. Vincent.

For a detailed list of the recalled products and additional information persons can visit the website