Huge McNeil Voluntary Recall: Tylenol, Motrin and Zyrtec Affected

There's nothing like signing on to your computer and finding out that the entire contents of your children's medicine cabinet has been recalled. 


My 1 yr old, who has fever as a result of her Chicken Pox and MMR shots took Infant's Tylenol before bed an my 3.5 yr old takes Zyrtec every night before he goes to sleep.  I'm not real thrilled right now, and am fighting the urge to bug the pediatrician at 11 o'clock at night.


For more information or to yell at the company for messing up again (?!) you can contact the company at 1-888-222-6036 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Time,
and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time) or visit their website at

Any adverse
reactions may also be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Program by fax at
1-800-FDA-0178, by mail at MedWatch, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville,
MD 20852-9787, or on the MedWatch website at

2 thoughts on “Huge McNeil Voluntary Recall: Tylenol, Motrin and Zyrtec Affected

  1. my child on april 30th i gave her childrens tylenol due to a very high fever,and she takes zyrtec every day,and i am not thrilled at all about this,and am worried,i think they should be more careful when they make things like this…….

  2. i completely agree–it’s hard to know what’s safe anymore! when i spoke to my pediatrician (who was also my ped when i was a kid) to ask what to do, he said to use cool baths and compresses like ‘back in the day.’ small comfort, huh?
    at my husband’s suggestion, i went out and bought generic tylenol and motrin…and called around drugstores in the neighborhood and found some non-recalled Zyrtec (in the overpriced pre-measured spoons). no fun at all.
    i have a bunch of partially used bottles and had already dosed my kids with the recalled stuff before i heard about it, as well,with no adverse reaction. so annoying to have to throw it all out!

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