Liquid Tylenol, kids Motrin recalled

NEW YORK - Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of liquid Tylenol, Motrin and other drugs for children and infants because of manufacturing deficiencies that may affect quality, purity or potency of the drugs, the Food and Drug Administration said Saturday.

Products recalled also include certain liquid infants' and children's Zyrtec and Benadryl products, the FDA said.

The McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit of J&J is initiating the voluntary recall because some of these products may not meet required quality standards, the FDA said.

Some of the products included in the recall may contain a higher concentration of active ingredient than specified; others contain inactive ingredients that may not meet internal testing requirements; and others may contain tiny particles, the FDA said.

While the potential for serious medical events is remote, FDA said consumers should discontinue use of these recalled products.


"We want to be certain that consumers discontinue using these products and that they know what to do if they have concerns about a specific product," FDA Commissioner of Drugs Margaret A. Hamburg said in a news release.

"We are investigating the products and facilities associated with this recall and will provide updates as we learn more."

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