Monday, February 27, 2012

TYLENOL® Recall Due to SimpleMeasure™ Dosing System

Make sure you don’t have this in your medicine cabinet! McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division has announced a voluntary recall of approximately 574,000 bottles of Infant Tylenol Oral Suspension 1 oz grape. The medicine is used as a pain reliever and fever reducer. The lot numbers that are being recalled are BIL0U00, BIL0V00, BIL3500, BJL2D00, BJL2E00, BJL2T00 and BJL2U00, with the UPC code 300450122308, so check your bottles.

The recall was announced as a precaution after the company received a few complaints from parents who had difficulty using the product’s “SimpleMeasure” dosing system. The system includes a dosing syringe that the parent inserts into a protective cover (or “flow restrictor”) at the top of the bottle to measure the proper dose. There were reports of a malfunction because the flow restrictor was pushed into the bottle while the syringe was inserted.

If you have this medication and the flow restrictor is pushed into the bottle, you shouldn’t use it. You can request a refund by visiting or contacting McNeil at 1-888-222-6036, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time and Saturday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. If you still have concerns, contact your doctor or go to

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-- Sarah Yang