A 2009 recall on Children’s Tylenol is taking place. Tylenol has taken the initiative to issue a voluntary recall of Children’s Tylenol manufactured between a specific set of times. This means that it will take a little research by consumers to check if they have some of the recalled Children’s Tylenol in their control. The recall also affects Infants Tylenol as well, so make sure that you don’t have any of the lots that are being recalled. The thought that we as consumers could have already been using some recalled products is quite a scary thought, and when I first saw that there were rumors about a Tylenol recall, I got a bit worried, because our family uses it.
When I went to the Tylenol Web site to look through the products that had been recalled, I was less worried about what might be going on. That doesn’t take away any of the importance of the recall, but in this instance it is the Tylenol Company trying to protect themselves against possible lawsuits from consumers that are misreading the dosage levels on the Children’s and Infants Tylenol boxes. It’s a unique way of blaming the consumer without actually taking any responsibility for bad labeling, but at least Tylenol has taken the step to recall some of their products before something went wrong with consumers.
The exact wording of the Tylenol recall pertains to the Tylenol liquid products that were manufactured between April, 2008 and June, 2008. It isn’t that easy to figure out when your product was created, but Tylenol also released a list of lot numbers that are referenced in this recall. The reason for the recall, as stated by Tylenol, is as follows:
“All products manufactured met internal specifications. However, the company is implementing this recall because during this period, an unused portion of one inactive ingredient did not meet all quality standards. Therefore, as a precautionary measure, it was decided to recall all Children’s and Infants’ TYLENOL® liquid products listed below, which were made during this time.”
Please make sure to reference the Tylenol recall list, and to check your Tylenol for the lot number on the product. If you find that you match up to one of the lot numbers, make sure to call the call center (1-800-962-5357) if you need more information. More information about the recall can be reached by using the link at the end of this article.
The Recalled Tylenol Products
Lot # / Product Description
SBM041, SBM067, SCM037, SDM027, SEM109 Children’s Tylenol Plus Cold MS Suspension 4 oz. Grape
SBM042, SCM015, SCM036, SDM034 Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4oz. Grape
SBM043, SBM044, SCM029 Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4oz. Bubble Gum
SBM045, SCM011, SCM030, SDM035 Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4oz. Strawberry
SBM064, SCM033, SDM020 Infant’s Tylenol Grape Suspension Drops 1/4oz.
SBM065, SCM005, SCM006, SDM032 Infant’s Tylenol Suspension 1/2oz. Cherry
SBM066, SCM068 Children’s Dye Free Suspension 4oz. Cherry
SBM068, SCM035, SCM070, SCM080, SDM005 Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4oz. Cherry
SBM069, SBM070, SCM081, SDM006 Children’s Tylenol Plus Cough & Runny Nose 4oz. Cherry
SCM012, SCM067, SDM007, SDM068 Infant’s Tylenol Suspension Drops 1/2oz. Grape
SCM013, SCM014, SCM069 Children’s Tylenol Plus Flu 4oz. Bubble Gum
SCM016, SFM024 Children’s Tylenol Plus Cold Suspension 4oz. Grape
SCM017 Children’s Tylenol Plus Cough/ST Suspension 4oz. Cherry
SCM082, SDM039, SDM040 Infant’s Tylenol Suspension Drops 1oz. Grape
SCM083, SCM084, SDM008 Infant’s Tylenol Dye Free Suspension 1oz. Cherry
SDM064 Children’s Tylenol Pediatric Suspension 1oz. Cherry
SDM038, SDM009 Infant’s Tylenol Suspension Drops 1oz. Cherry
SDM033 Children’s Tylenol Plus Cold/Allergy 4oz. Bubble Gum
SDM078 Infant’s Tylenol Drops 1oz. Grape
SCM034 Infant’s Tylenol Grape Suspension Drops H/G 1/2oz.
SDM028 Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4oz. Cherry, Hospital Govt.
Source: Tylenol Recall Page