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Some store brand infants “tylenol” recalled

Published 1:25pm Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A supplier of store brand acetaminophen liquid has recalled 18 batches of infant suspension liquid after it was discovered that some of the packages may contain a syringe without dose markings.

According to a press release issued by the FDA, The Perrigo Company is voluntarily issuing the recall due to the fact that without the dose markings, inaccurate dosing in infants could pose potential harm to infants.

Brands affected include Babies R Us, Care One, Equaline, Equate, Harmon Face Values, Health Mart, Healthy Accent, Kroger, Leader Drugs, Meijer, Publix,Rite Aid, Top Care and Walgreen’s.

“There are no issues or concerns with respect to the safety of efficacy of the product, only the potential that the oral dosing device in a relatively small number of packages could be unmarked,” said President and CEO of Perrigo’s, Joseph C. Papa.

The over-the-counter product was potentially sold locally in 2 ounce and 4 ounce bottles with syringes in a box.

Consumers can check to see if their dosing device has marking, if it doesn’t they can call Perrigo’s Consumer Affairs Department at 1-800-719-9260.

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