Faulty Dosing Device Prompts Recall of Infants'
FRIDAY, Feb. 17 (HealthDay News) -- A potentially faulty dosing
system on bottles of Infants' Tylenol has prompted McNeil Consumer
Healthcare, a division of Johnson & Johnson, to recall all of
The voluntary recall comes in response to some consumer
complaints about the product's so-called SimpleMeasure dosing
system, which dispenses measured doses of the medication.
The system includes a dosing syringe that an adult inserts into
the cover at the top of the bottle. It's supposed to limit the
amount of Tylenol that can be delivered in a single dose, according
to the company.
In some cases, inserting the syringe pushed this "flow
restrictor" into the bottle.
"Parents can continue to use the product as long as the flow restrictor is in place," Johnson & Johnson spokeswoman Bonnie Jacobs said. "If the flow restrictor does push into the bottle, then they should stop using it and contact us."
According to the company, there have been no adverse events
reported due to the problem, "and the risk of a serious adverse
medical event is remote."
Jacobs said she didn't know when Infants' Tylenol would be
available again. "We're conducting a full review to determine why
it's not performing as expected. We are looking at different
options," she said.
The recall affects only Infants' Tylenol. Children's Tylenol,
which is for use by children 2 years of age and older, remains on
the market, Jacobs said.
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