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Drugmaker Recalls Pediatric Tylenol Products
« on: September 26, 2009, 09:33:35 AM »
The maker of Children's Tylenol has recalled several varieties of the product after discovering possible contamination with a Gram-negative bacteria, Burkholderia cepacia.

McNeil Consumer Healthcare informed physicians and other providers of the recall in a Sept. 18 letter. The company said no bacteria have been found in finished products, but the bacteria were detected in an examination of the bulk materials used to make the medicine.

The company cautioned that infection with the bacteria can be serious in high-risk persons, including those with pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, or immune systems that are otherwise compromised.

The recall covers 21 flavors of its pediatric acetaminophen product, including Children's Tylenol Suspension 4 oz. strawberry, Children's Tylenol Pediatric Suspension 1 oz. cherry, and Infants' Tylenol Suspension Drops oz. grape, manufactured from April 2008 through June 2008.

The recall does not apply to Children's Tylenol Meltaways and Junior Strength Tylenol Meltaways.

http://www.medpagetoday.com/ProductAlert/OTC/16117

 

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