Certain lots of Children’s Liquid Tylenol Products have been voluntarily recalled because they may have bacterial contamination.
One of the inactive ingredients tested positive for B. cepacia. However, bacteria were not found in the finished product. While the risk of a serious medical event is minimal, the company decided to recall the products as a safety measure.
According to the CDC, B. cepacia is the name for a group or “complex” of bacteria that can be found in soil and water which is often resistant to common antibiotics.
The following brands are included in the recall: Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4 ounce Strawberry, Children’s Tylenol Pediatric Suspension 1 ounce Cherry, and Infant’s Tylenol Suspension Drops ½ ounce Grape.
Consumer Information: Contact Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil unit at 1-800-962-5357 with further questions.
All 21 recalled Tylenol products and their corresponding lot numbers.