43 OTC medicines for infants and children are recalled

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McNeil Consumer Healthcare announced their voluntary recall of all "not yet expired certain over-the-counter (OTC) Children's and Infants' liquid products manufactured in the United States and distributed in the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic, Dubai (UAE), Fiji, Guam, Guatemala, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, and Kuwait."

The drugs being recalled included various flavors of Zyrtec, Benadryl, Motrin and Tylenol including liquids, drops and plus.

McNeil Consumer Healthcare maintains the recall is a "a precautionary measure" based on quality controls and not because of "adverse medical events, explaining in a release on April 30 "some of the products included in the recall may contain a higher concentration of active ingredient than is specified; others may contain inactive ingredients that may not meet internal testing requirements; and others may contain tiny particles."

Nonetheless, "while the potential for serious medical events is remote, the company advises consumers who have purchased these recalled products to discontinue use."

For more information on the products being recalled, go to: http://www.mcneilproductrecall.com/page.jhtml?id=/include/new_recall.inc

Should your child experience any adverse reactions report then to the FDA's MedWatch Program at www.fda.gov/medwatch

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