FDA investigating recall of children's medicine
(AP) - The Food and Drug Administration says it isinvestigating after a health care company recalled more than 40over-the-counter infant's and children's liquid medications.
McNeil Consumer Healthcare issued the voluntary recall lateFriday in the United States and 11 other countries after consultingwith the FDA. The recall involves children's versions of Tylenol,Tylenol Plus, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl, because they don't meetquality standards.
In a statement Saturday, the FDA says it was reviewingprocedures at McNeil. The company is based in Fort Washington,Pennsylvania, and appears to be the sole source of the problems.
The FDA says the potential for serious medical problems is"remote," but it is advising consumers to stop using themedicine.
The medicines were made and distributed in the United States,and exported to Canada, the Dominican Republic, Dubai, Fiji, Guam,Guatemala, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago andKuwait.
Recalled Tylenol Products