Johnson & Johnson Recalls Infants' Liquid Tylenol Due to Dosing Flaw
Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) McNeil Consumer Healthcare division said Friday it is voluntarily recalling about 574,000 bottles of grape-flavored liquid Tylenol for infants due to complaints about the dosing syringe.
The one-ounce bottles were distributed in the US.
McNeil said it received a small number of complaints that the Infants' Tylenol SimpleMeasure dosing system was difficult to use. The system includes a dosing syringe, which is inserted into a protective cover at the top of the bottle to measure the proper dose. In some cases the cover, known as a flow restrictor, was pushed into the bottle.
McNeil said consumers can continue to use the product if the flow restrictor remains in place.
No adverse events were reported and the company said the risk of a serious event is remote.
Over the past couple of years, J&J has been contending with the fallout of a number of product recalls across its diverse businesses. Some recalls, such as those for a hip-replacement part and some over-the-counter medicines, have been significant enough to hurt the company's reputation and harm financial results.