Children's Medicine Recall Expands

The huge recall of children's pain relievers and allergy products has expanded.

Four PediaCare products have been added to the list, including multi-symptom cold, long-acting cough, decongestant and allergy & cold.

Blacksmith Brands issued the voluntarily recall as a precaution because they were made at the same Pennsylvania plant where Johnson & Johnson's liquid Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl and Zyrtec were made.

The Food and Drug Administration had found quality control problems at the plant during inspections. There have been no problems linked to the PediaCare products.

Blacksmith says it will produce new lots of the medicine at other plants.


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  • by carol Location: nc on Jun 1, 2010 at 03:44 PM
    You can take it back, but you won't get your money back. I called and talked to our pharmacist and was advised to throw it away and if I wanted a refund to contact the company--in my case it was Tylenol. I sent an email and approximately 2 weeks later I got a check in the mail.
  • by Mom Location: NC on Jun 1, 2010 at 11:20 AM
    Thanks for the advice of taking it back. That just never occured to me. Too late now but I will remeber that next week when there is another one!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 1, 2010 at 10:29 AM
    You can get a refund. Just go to tylenols website & it will direct you. It took about 2 weeks for me to get check in the mail.
  • by mom Location: washington on Jun 1, 2010 at 09:52 AM
    there should be a way that we can get refund on all these products all of mine are all most full just a couple of doses out of them
  • by FYI Location: Greenville on Jun 1, 2010 at 09:17 AM
    A Recall means, you take it back and get your money back. Don't just throw it out.
  • by Mom Location: NC on Jun 1, 2010 at 07:24 AM
    This is the THIRD recall in just a few months of various types of children's medicine. Every time I read the news I have to go BACK to my medicine cabinet and throw everything away AGAIN!!!
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