Johnson & Johnson Voluntarily Recalls Infants' Tylenol

The company is recalling the product after receiving complaints about its dosage system

Johnson & Johnson has announced that it will be voluntarily recalling about 574,000 bottles of Infants' Tylenol.

The company said it is recalling the product as a precaution after receiving  complaints from people who reported difficulty using the product's new dosing system.

Specifically, the grape-flavored Infants Tylenol includes a syringe, which someone inserts into a protective cover at the top of the bottle to measure the proper dose. However, in some cases, the protective cover -- called a flow restrictor -- was pushed into the bottle when inserting the syringe.

According to the Huffington Post, 17 parents or caregivers have complained to the company thus far.

Parents can continue to use Infants’ Tylenol provided the flow restrictor at the top of the bottle remains in place while using it. But if the flow restrictor is pushed into the bottle, parents and caregivers should not use it.

"We apologize to parents and caregivers who have found our SimpleMeasure dosing system hard to use," McNeil Consumer Healthcare President Denice Torres said in a statement.

J & J's McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit said nobody has suffered any negative effects because of the packaging yet.

McNeil has had to recall about 25 products since 2009, the AP reported.

Parents and caretakers can request refunds on the Tylenol web site.


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