J&J announces recall for kids Benadryl, Motrin


For more than a century Johnson & Johnson has been one of America’s most iconic and trusted brands. Band-Aids, Baby Shampoo, Tylenol and other over the counter drugs are being used by millions of families for their children. Now the company has been dealing with serious manufacturing quality issues that have battered the reputation of the company in the past years.

Since September 2009, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the J&J division has announced eight recalls, including estimated 136 million bottles of children’s Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, and Zyrtec — the biggest children’s drug recall of all time — that were potentially contaminated with dark particles. J&J has been excoriated by the Food and Drug Administration for failing to catch McNeil’s quality problems.

After tens of millions of product recalls, J&J has recently announced another product recall that involves

  • About 4 million packages of Children’s Benadryl Allergy Fastmelt Tablets, in cherry and grape flavor, that were distributed in...

    the U.S., Canada, Belize, Barbados, Puerto Rico, St. Martin and St. Thomas;
  • About 800,000 bottles of Junior Strength Motrin Caplets, 24-count, distributed in the U.S.

The company notified that these recalls are at the level of wholesale and retail. No action is required by consumers or healthcare providers and consumers can continue to use the product.

The recall is made due to some insufficiencies in the development of the manufacturing process.

Source: The Street

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