If you are like most parents we know, you have a medicine cabinet full of Johnson & Johnson children’s products that are on the infamous Tylenol Recall list like Children’s Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl. Don’t just threw them away! McNeil (a division of Johnson & Johnson) owes you a refund for your recalled products, so collect the money that is owed you. Although refunds vary slightly based on product and where you live, we’re hearing that refunds are usually around $8 a product, so if you’re like most parents who keep all kinds of over-the-counter medicines on hand for emergencies, you could easily collect $50-$60 for your recalled medicines.
If you have not collected your Tylenol Recall refunds yet, here’s how to do it:
If You Have Not Opened the Recalled Medicine: You can take any unopened medicine that has been recalled back to the store where you bought it for a refund.
If You Have Already Opened the Recalled Medicine: If you have already opened the recalled medicine, you can still try taking it back to the store for a refund. Some stores are giving refunds or replacements for already opened medicine in addition to medicine in its original packaging, but it’s up to each individual store’s policies. You may want try this anyway, though, because going through McNeil for a refund is going to take a little time.
If You Can’t Get a Store Refund: If you can’t get a refund for your recalled medicines or if you would just rather go to the source, you can contact McNeil directly at 1-888-222-6036 or email at their website. McNeil is offering consumers two options for their refund: a cash refund for the average retail price of the returned product or a coupon for a replacement product when it becomes available again. You’ll need the NDC number and Lot number from the product that’s been recalled. The NDC number can be found above the brand name on the label of the bottle. The Lot number can also be found on the label and is usually placed vertically on the label.
In the meantime while you are waiting for your refund, if your child needs pain medication or a fever reducer, don’t forget that generic versions of the recalled medicines are available and unaffected by the recall. You should not give your child adult versions of the recalled medicine; adult dosages are not appropriate for a child. If you are unsure of the name of the generic version of the drug you need is, don’t hesitate to ask your doctor or pharmacist.
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