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J&J recalls 574,000 bottles of infant Tylenol

February 21, 2012
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FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. — Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit is voluntarily recalling approximately 574,000 bottles of infant Tylenol due to complaints about the SimpleMeasure™ dosing system, according to a press release.

SimpleMeasure™ includes a dosing syringe, which a parent or caregiver inserts into a protective cover, or “flow restrictor,” at the top of the bottle to measure the proper dose.

In some cases, the flow restrictor was pushed into the bottle when inserting the syringe.

No adverse events associated with this action have been reported to date and the risk of a serious adverse medical event is remote, the release stated.

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