Johnson and Johnson Issues Massive Product Recall

The good news is that a division of Johnson and Johnson  appears to be acting promptly to solve a problem.  The bad news is that the consumers who use the 43 recalled products for children and infants are going to be wondering if their children have suffered any harm from them..

Federal regulators have identified what they called deficiencies at a Johnson and Johnson manufacturing facility.  The products include  liquid versions of Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl.  The FDA called the potential for health problems "remote."

This is from the J & J subsidiary’s press release on the subject:

McNeil Consumer Healthcare is initiating this voluntary recall because some of these products may not meet required quality standards. This recall is not being undertaken on the basis of adverse medical events. However, as a precautionary measure, parents and caregivers should not administer these products to their children. 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. While the potential for serious medical events is remote, the company advises consumers who have purchased these recalled products to discontinue use.

The company is conducting a comprehensive quality assessment across its manufacturing operations and has identified corrective actions that will be implemented before new manufacturing is initiated at the plant where the recalled products were made.


Here is a list of the products that are recalled.