Johnson and Johnson Children's Medicine Recalled

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Last week, Johnson & Johnson recalled more than 40 types of children’s pain and allergy medicines.

Last week, Johnson & Johnson recalled more than 40 types of children’s pain and allergy medicines. According to the American FDA, the company’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit failed to protect those drugs from possible contamination or correct
manufacturing deficiencies at its Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, production plant,
Agency officials found violations including a “large exposed hole” in a laboratory ceiling and “a large amount of visible grey and brown dust” and debris inside a laboratory incubator at the Fort Washington plant

While the potential for the recalled drugs to cause illness is remote, parents who bought any of children’s products named in the recall should stop using them and switch to generic versions of the medicines.

Besides this recent report, in January, the company also recalled over-the-counter medicines including Rolaids, Motrin, some Tylenol brands, Benadryl, St. Joseph Aspirin and Simply Sleep caplets after receiving complaints about musty odors in Tylenol caplets and reports of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea after use.

For the list of drugs that have been recalled, please visit:

http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls/ucm210443.htm