CNN reports that the maker of several drugs that were recently the subject of a giant recall, including Children’s Tylenol, Children’s Zyrtec, and Children’s Benadryl, is moving to correct the problems that necessitated the recall. McNeil-PPC, a division of Johnson & Johnson corporation, has had four major recalls in the last seven months, including the latest recall.
The latest recall was issued because tiny particles were found in the children’s versions of several popular medications. The company has not released what kind of particles were found other than stating that they could be solidified product or manufacturing residue, like tiny metal particles. In addition the company stated that some of the products in the recall could have a higher concentration of the active ingredient than listed on the label.
In November 2009 Tylenol Arthritis Pain medication was recalled because there were reports of mildew/mold smell coming from the bottles of product, and instances of people being sickened by the product’s smell. In December of 2009 that recall was expanded to included Tylenol caplets. In January the company recalled containers of Motrin and Tylenol because of an unusual smell coming from the container packaging.