September 27, 2009
McNeil Consumer Healthcare is recalling certain children's and infant's Tylenol products that were manufactured between April 2008 and June 2008. The company said potential manufacturing problems could result in bacterial contamination.
No contamination has been found in any finished product, McNeil Vice President Edwin D. Kuffner, M.D., said. He said Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) was detected in some of the raw material used in the manufacture of children's Tylenol products but he emphasized that, so far, none has been found in finished products.
The full list of recalled products is on the company's Web site and also appears below.
B. cepacia can cause severe problems in high-risk patients, including those with underlying pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis or compromised immune systems. The risk of contamination is higher with nasal sprays, mouthwashes and similar products, he said.
Kuffner said parents and caregivers seeking more information and a coupon for a replacement product can contact the company at 1-800-962-5357 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. (Eastern time) Monday through Friday.