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40 varieties of children’s cold medicine recalled

Posted on May 7, 2010 4:48 am under Defective medical products

Some children’s cold medicine may have been made with contaminated ingredients, according to reports from the Food and Drug Administration, causing 40 varieties to be recalled. Johnson and Johnson voluntarily recalled brands like children’s Tylenol, Benadryl and Motrin. In addition to the potentially bacteria-infected ingredients, the FDA found 20 other manufacturing problems at the plant.

Some doctors are encouraging parents to use generic brands with their children while Johnson and Johnson sorts out the problem. One doctor emphasized that the side effects of consuming this potentially contaminated medicine are very rare and very small. Dane County, Wis., is holding a drop-off day on June 5 for parents to get rid of recalled medicine.

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