May 1, 2010

RECALL: Lots of Popular Children's Liquid Cold, Allergy Medicine Recalled Yesterday

Stop what you're doing and go throw this stuff out of your medicine cabinet - there's been another recall.

The children's versions of Tylenol, Tylenol Plus, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl have all been recalled by the manufacturer.

You can read the press release for details on particular products and the identification number shown on their container (the NDC number). For more questions, call McNeil Consumer HealthCare at 1-888-222-6036 or learn more at the company website,

Lots of Opinion That This Stuff Doesn't Work - So Maybe This Recall Isn't a Big Deal, After All

Of course, there's lots of talk that this stuff isn't effective anyway.  For over three years now, the FDA (among other product researchers and children's health care professionals) has been warning that this stuff doesn't do much good.  Still, if you're giving this stuff to your kids or grandkids, better stop and check on this recall information. 

What To Do Instead?

There's a long article discussing alternative remedies for sick kids at WebMD - one that has been written apparently in response to the growing view that the OTC children's cold remedies are worthless. has a nice bit of advice on alternatives, too. 
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