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McNell Consumer Healthcare and Food and Drug Administration notified consumers of a nationwide recall of certain Tylenol products because of potential manufacturing problems.

The notice was posted on the FDA website on Sept 25 although the company actually initiated a recall of certain oral suspension Children's and Infants' TYLENOL products distributed between March 2008 and May 2009 because of potential contamination of bacteria in raw materials used for the products.

In a letter dated Sept 18, 2009 and addressed to healthcare professional, Dr. Edwin K. Kuffner, vice president - Medical Affairs at McNell Consumer Healthcare says his company is voluntarily recalling certain lots of Children's and infants' Tylenol products that were manufactured between April 2008 and June 2008.

The trigger for the Tylenol recall is that the gram-negative bacteria Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) was found in raw material. The portion of tainted raw material was not used in the production of any finished product. But as a precaution, McNell decided to recall all products that utilized any of the raw material at the same time the contamination was detected.

The company said no bacteria has been found in finished product and the finished product has met all specifications. And the FDA said no illness has been found associated with the recalled Tylenol products.

The following are the list of Tylenol products subjected to the recall.

 

UPC # | Code # | Lot # | Product Description

 

300450391049 | 3910400 |  SBM041, SBM067, SCM037, SDM027, SEM109 | Children's TYLENOL® Plus Cold MS, Suspension 4 oz. Grape

300450296047 | 2960400 | SBM042, SCM015, SCM036, SDM034 | Children's TYLENOL® Suspension 4oz.  Grape

300450407047 | 4070400 | SBM043, SBM044, SCM029 | Children's TYLENOL® Suspension 4oz. Bubble Gum

300450493040 | 4930400 | SBM045, SCM011, SCM030, SDM035 | Children's TYLENOL® Suspension 4oz. Strawberry

300450122407 | 1224000 | SBM064, SCM033, SDM020 | Infants' TYLENOL® Grape Suspension, Drops 1/4oz.

300450186157 | 1861500 | SBM065, SCM005, SCM006, SDM032 | Infants' TYLENOL® Suspension 1/2oz. Cherry

300450166043 | 1660400 | SBM066, SCM068 | Children's TYLENOL® Dye Free, Suspension 4oz. Cherry

300450123046 | 1230400 | SBM068, SCM035, SCM070, SCM080, SDM005 | Children's TYLENOL® Suspension 4oz.  Cherry

300450249043 | 2490400| SBM069, SBM070, SCM081, SDM006 | Children's TYLENOL® Plus Cough & Runny Nose 4oz. Cherry

300450122155 | 1221500 | SCM012, SCM067, SDM007, SDM068 | Infants' TYLENOL® Suspension Drops 1/2oz. Grape

300450386045 | 3860400 | SCM013, SCM014, SCM069 | Children's TYLENOL® Plus Flu 4oz. Bubble Gum

300450387042 | 3870400 | SCM016, SFM024 | Children's TYLENOL® Plus Cold Suspension 4oz. Grape

300450247049 | 2470400 | SCM017 |  Children's TYLENOL® Plus Cough/ST Suspension 4oz. Cherry

300450122018 | 1220100 | SCM082, SDM039, SDM040 | Infants' TYLENOL® Suspension Drops 1oz. Grape

300450167019 | 1670100 | SCM083, SCM084, SDM008 | Infants' TYLENOL® Dye Free Suspension 1oz. Cherry

300450123015 | 1230100 | SDM064 | Children's TYLENOL® Pediatric Suspension 1oz. Cherry

300450186300 |1863000 | SDM038, SDM009 Infants' TYLENOL® Suspension Drops 1oz. Cherry

300450390042 | 3900400 | SDM033 | Children's TYLENOL® Plus Cold/Allergy 4oz. Bubble Gum

300450122100 | 1221000 | SDM078 | Infants' TYLENOL® Drops 1oz. Grape

350580144183 | 1221800 | SCM034 | Infants' TYLENOL® Grape Suspension Drops H/G 1/2oz.

350580123034 |1230300 |SDM028 | Children's TYLENOL® Suspension 4oz. Cherry, Hospital Govt.

By David Liu davidl at foodconsumer dot org

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Shawna Robinette on 09/27/2009 22:06:23
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Yes I am a concered mother about the reacall. I do not see my daughters Tylenol on the list but I just want to make double sure its not one that has been recalled. Lot PSM065, and SEM044
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mary on 09/27/2009 22:32:08
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I am also concered but I used the walmart brand do I still need to be worried?
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billy adams on 09/27/2009 23:55:14
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I have 2 children and I'm a frequent user of all the childrens meds and I also use equate versions due to the economy does that put my children at risk as well?
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Sandra Adkins on 09/28/2009 00:00:27
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I am concerned as to whether the tylenol I have has been recalled
It is lot shm061 expires 7 2010. Please respond.
Thank You
Sandra Adkins
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Milady Nazal on 09/28/2009 00:25:31
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I want to know if the Tylenol plus cold & allergy that I purchased has been recalled.It is SLM035 ans expires on 08/10.Please respond.Thanks
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EER on 09/28/2009 00:25:33
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Ok, I have the Grape plus multi sympton cold SDM027, and the bottle is almost empty. Should I be concerned???????
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Nikki Walker on 09/28/2009 01:52:59
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I have two different bottles of tylenol for my daughter and am concerned-the 1st is infant drops grape lot# SEMO47 exp 04/10; and the 2nd is infant drops cherry lot# SJM137 exp 08/10 both are 1 oz. PLEASE RESPOND! THANKS-a worried mommy............
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Amy Martin on 09/28/2009 02:23:44
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I have Concentrated Tylenol Infants' Drops. Dye Free Cherry Flavor. 1FL. OZ. The lot # is rubbed off, but it looks like it says SSM018 exp. 11/10. Please let me know if I need to be worried. I've had a sick baby and the bottle is half empty. I am scared to death by this!
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Rusty Shackelford on 09/28/2009 02:40:39
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Folks, read the article. If your product isn't on the list, it's not part of the recall.
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John A on 09/28/2009 02:42:19
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I am a concerned father and was wondering if the barcode number matters or just the lot number Bar Code is 300450122018 but my lot number is AAM099?
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tiffany on 09/28/2009 02:50:57
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i understand but i have 4 kids and the dates that they r recalling have already been consumed in my home i buy tylenol at least 8-12 times a year the children tylenol at that and a bottle last about 4 days with my 4 kids that get sick all the time so what am i supposed to do
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leah o on 09/28/2009 02:55:49
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i have infant tylenol that i use frequently for my teething 4 month old. im not sure if it is on this list because half of the lot number got rubbed off please e mail me if there is another way i would know if my childs tylenol has been recalled
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Katie Muller on 09/28/2009 03:43:43
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if we have an unopen bottle do we get our money back?
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Denise on 09/28/2009 05:27:07
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I recently purchase Tylenol infants drops for my nine month old daughter. I am worried because the Tylenol I have IS on the list of recall. I also have two unused bottles. I am very concern please respond!
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Marilyn Guffey on 09/28/2009 12:23:35
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Please re-read the article!!!!!!!!!! It says NO bacteria was found in the finished product. NO illness has been found to be associated with any of the recalled products. It's a VOLUNTARY recall. The FDA has NOT ordered it, so there's no need to panic.
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Melissa on 09/28/2009 13:18:13
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Its not a big deal, you should read the article! No children are sick because of it, in fact there was none even found in the finished product.
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Lisa on 09/29/2009 01:51:21
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I have lot # AAM096 exp. 01/11 PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF IT IS NOT SAFE OR RECALLED. My 3 yr old son takes Tylenol if he has fever!
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Arlene on 09/30/2009 00:19:37
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Marilyn Guffey
When ever you there is recall on childrens meds there is ALWAYS A NEED TO PANIC you just never know now a days...anyway ..im wondering is lot # AAM094 EXP 01/11 is safe pls respond back..
Thanks,
A concerned mother of a 4 yr old and a 4 mo. old.
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brandy on 09/30/2009 02:22:00
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we have the #for the cherry one 300-0045-0407-047 but the #at the bottom is spm006 is this a recalled item?? please let me know. thank-you brandy
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cristina on 09/30/2009 14:12:36
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Wow. I'm glad someone took the time to type out the list of recalled products so all these idiots could type in your lot numbers and sit around waiting for help.
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michelle on 09/30/2009 16:21:55
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I use the cherry one but it is from the DG brand. Is it a recall? I have 3 little girl that i use it for and 2 of them have been sick and i used it with them. Please let me no if it has a recall on it!!! Thanks Michelle
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Jennifer on 10/01/2009 02:54:29
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I have Children's Tylenol Plus Cold/Allergy Bubble gum
30045-0390-059 exp. 08/10 SLM035 and Children's Tylenol Pediatricians 1st Choice Bubble Yum 30045-0407-047 exp 09/10 SLM103. Should I be concerned on either of these products?
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lindsay on 10/01/2009 22:58:42
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I do have a bottle of recalled cherry liquid 4 oz. lot SCM068. It expires 02/10. Hopefully sharing the expiration date will help concerned parents know if their product is produced around the same time.
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TAMI on 10/03/2009 19:48:08
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ihave a bottle of equate childrens tylenol 4 oz grape flavor with printed numbers 9jk0349 exp 08/11 please let me know if this product has been recalled. thank you.
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Samantha on 10/15/2009 16:24:04
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Ok, my sons is not on the list. But that is just this one bottle and this one list. So, I guess we will never really know.

As for all u mean ass rude people talking bad about the parents on here for posting lot #'s and asking questions. You either don't have kids or don't care about ur kids. Because any parent that actully gives a crap about their child/children would not be posting rude mean comments about other parents being worried and concerned about their child/children. If the company and/or government would answer some of the parents questions instead of just posting a few lot #'s online, maybe we wouldn't have to worry and panic. And yes there is always a need to worry and panic over your child/children. That is your job as a parent. And there may not be any children sick right now, but who's to say in a yr, or 5, or 10 they don't get sick from one dose of tylenol that was given to them while they had a fever at a small age. You can't say and no one knows for sure. So unless you have a concern for ur child and the product you trusted was safe for your child/children....shut up and let the others speak.
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YR on 10/18/2009 13:37:54
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I check my sons tylenol and it was on the list above, sure enough I discarded. I went to Walgreens yesterday, got a new bottle and brought it home. When I check the UPC 300450296047 from the new bottle, it has been recalled too. Don't understand why are they still selling it. Parents be aware that some pharmacies are still selling the recalled products.
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brenda d on 10/28/2009 20:02:24
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Im concerned as well. I have used meijer brand, cvs brand, and the infants drops cherry. My lots and exp. dates are not in your list, but I have used and thrown away a bottle from that time frame. So, now what? What do I look for as my child is currently sick. What are the effects of this problems that I should look for if that last bottle was affected?????? Please respond!
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cima on 01/14/2010 23:39:47
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I have couple bottles of tylenol, but I don't see the code and the exp. date is 09/11 with a code under of 7843738. Should we continue to use this bottle?
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LEE F Brooks on 01/16/2010 12:59:18
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I need to know if this lot number of
TYLENOL EXP.01-11 ADAO81 is ok to take
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CJ on 01/16/2010 22:21:01
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Go to this website and put in the Lot No. to find out if your Tylenol has been recalled: http://www.mcneilproductrecall.com/page.jhtml?id=/include/prd_tylenol.inc
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LRAN on 03/03/2010 21:30:51
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Thanks for posting this recall information, this information is free and not shared fast enough IMHO.
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Donald Ryan on 03/17/2010 15:00:37
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Anyone have lot #'s and expiration dates for the bottles that are recalled ?
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research papers on 03/20/2010 14:47:35
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Tylenol product is something we are thankful for
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Hydroponics Supplies on 03/29/2010 07:42:15
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I really had a great time with your post! I am looking forward to read more blog post regarding this! Well written!
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Lynda on 04/03/2010 14:11:39
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Where is the list of recalled Tylenol? LEA129 is the number on my package.
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Pharmacy Bethesda Maryland on 05/04/2010 01:34:36
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Thanks for the information!
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on 07/10/2010 12:33:03
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I spoke with a Walgreen's pharmacist this morning and she indicated that it was okay to continue the generic brand use.
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Debt Help on 07/13/2010 07:12:18
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I use cherry, but it is the Directorate General of brand. This is a memory? I have three girls that I use with two of them were sick and I've used with them. Please let me if she has a point about it! Thanks Michelle
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christian louboutin on 08/11/2010 07:31:59
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Thanks for posting this recall information, this information is free and not shared fast enough IMHO.
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Juicy Couture Outlet Online on 09/11/2010 03:25:37
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I am concerned as to whether the tylenol I have has been recalled
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hairstraightener on 09/18/2010 11:25:51
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i have infant tylenol that i use frequently for my teething 4 month old. im not sure if it is on this list because half of the lot number got rubbed off please e mail me if there is another way i would know if my childs tylenol has been recalled. Very good article.
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juicy couture outlet online on 09/27/2010 09:16:08
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I am worried because the Tylenol I have IS on the list of recall. I also have two unused bottles. I am very concern please respond!
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COACH on 10/16/2010 08:21:04
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The portion of tainted raw material was not used in the production of any finished product.
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this information is free and not shared fast enough IMHO.
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Max Gottschalk on 01/18/2011 15:02:54
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i've thrown my bottles out
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