Digital News Report – There have been a children’s medicine recall from McNeil issued which include their brands Children’s Tylenol, Children’s Motrin, Zyrtec, and Children’s Benadryl. The reason for the recall is that they have not met their quality standards. While no serious medical events have occurred says the company, they still want consumers to stop using the product. You can either get a refund for the average retail price of the product involved in the recall or you can get a coupon for a free replacement (s) when the same product becomes available again.
The recalled medicines should be discontinued and not taken. The voluntary recall was announced jointly from McNeil and the FDA are they asking consumers to check their medicine cabinet as the medicine could either have a higher active ingredient than intended, contain inactive ingredients that might not meet their standards or they may contain tiny particles.
If you have the unexpired brands listed you can take them back to the retailer that you purchased or visit the manufacturers website for steps to either get a refund or a coupon for a replacement. There are two ways to find out if your medicine is included in the recall. You can look up the NDC number or if you can look up the UPC number. The NDC number is listed on the bottle of medicine, while the UPC number is listed on the bottom of retail box that the bottle comes in.
The links listed below are the manufacturers websites for each of the brands to search for the NDC numbers to see if you medicine might be involved in the recall.
- Zyrtec NDC Children’s Medicine Recall Lookup
- Search Children’s Tylenol Recall list of NDC numbers
- Children’s Liquid Motrin Recall list of NDC numbers
- Lookup Children’s Liquid Benadryl Recall list NDC numbers
Here is the complete list of the Children’s medicine being recalled and their NDC numbers:
If you have questions about the recall or to help locate the NDC numbers, you can call McNeil at 1-888-222-6036 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Time, and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time) or you can visit the manufacturers recall website at www.mcneilproductrecall.com.
The FDA suggests using a generic version of the recalled product until McNeil restocks the shelves with their corrected medicines. If you think that you child has had a reaction to taking this medication you should seek medical help and you can also report the reaction to the FDA MedWatch website at www.fda.gov/medwatch.