Already under investigation for this year’s now-notorious Tylenol recall of children’s over-the-counter drugs, besieged McNeil Consumer Products has just announced that it is recalling an additional four lots of Benadryl allergy tablets and one additional lot of Extra Strength Tylenol gel pills.
In a statement on Tuesday, McNeil Consumer Products, division of Johnson & Johnson, stated that “the products were inadvertently omitted” from an earlier recall — one preceding the children’s drug recall — involving medicines made at a company plant in Puerto Rico. Since last November, McNeil has recalled about 11.7 million bottles of various Motrin products and about 6.3 million bottles of Tylenol Arthritis Pain caplets made at that Puerto Rico plant, according to the F.D.A.’s Web site. It is still unclear how many additional bottles of medication the newly-recalled lots will amount to.
McNeil’s recall of children’s over-the-counter drugs has already resulted in the recall of an estimated 136 million bottles of liquid pediatric Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl and Zyrtec. In May, Congress called for an investigation into the massive recall of children’s over-the-counter drugs which is still ongoing.
Refund requests can be made through McNeil’s website or toll-free number: 888-222-6036.
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