Tylenol Recall Does Not Affect Children's Products
McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, has announced a recall of 718,000 bottles of Tylenol, Sudafed, and Benadryl products. One lot (34,000 bottles) of eight-hour extended release Tylenol caplets was found to have a "musty or moldy odor" that might upset the stomachs of some consumers.
Concerned parents should note that none of the products on the new list--some of which were partially recalled at the wholesale level in January--are marketed as children's products. But in May, Johnson & Johnson and other companies announced an overhaul of the way they make concentrated liquid drops of children's pain and fever medications that contain acetaminophen. Shortly thereafter, the FDA voted to revamp the way infant medications are labeled and dosed.