Twenty-one infant and children’s Tylenol liquid products have been recalled due to concerns about potential contamination. The products at issue were manufactured between April 2008 to June 2008. According to McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the manufacturer of Tylenol, bacteria were detected in an inactive ingredient. That particular ingredient was not used in any packaged final products. However, it was produced at the same time as those products. McNeil made the decision to recall those products after consulting with the FDA, even though there was only a remote chance of a serious medical event. McNeil’s statement says that "scientific literature about the bacteria suggests that ingesting a contaminated pharmaceutical product orally doesn’t trigger an infection, but use of products such as a nasal spray with the bacteria has lead to infections." Concerned parents should contact their healthcare provider. See the list of recalled products here. McNeil is a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson.
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