Urgent - U.S. voluntary over-the-counter medicines recall impacts selected
products in Canada

MARKHAM, ON, May 1 /CNW/ - Today, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced a voluntary recall of certain over-the-counter (OTC) liquid products manufactured in the United States. In Canada, the impact is limited to all lots of Children's MOTRIN(R) and Infants' MOTRIN(R) liquid suspension products and Children's TYLENOL(R) Cough & Runny Nose liquid suspension only. No other Canadian product is impacted.

McNeil Consumer Healthcare (Canada) is initiating this voluntary recall, in consultation with Health Canada because these products may not fully meet the required manufacturing specifications. The company advises consumers who have purchased these recalled products to discontinue use.

The company is conducting a comprehensive quality assessment across its manufacturing operations and has identified corrective actions that will be implemented before new manufacturing is initiated at the US plant where the recalled products were made.

Consumers who have purchased Children's MOTRIN(R) and Infant's MOTRIN(R) liquid suspension products and Children's TYLENOL(R) Cough & Runny Nose liquid suspension products should stop using the product and contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare (Canada) at 1-888-222-6036 for more information. Consumers can also log on to www.jnjcanada.com. As with all OTC products, if consumers have any concerns about the use of these products, they should contact their health care provider.

    
    About McNeil Consumer Healthcare (Canada):
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McNeil Consumer Healthcare (Canada), Division of Johnson & Johnson Inc., markets a broad range of over the counter (OTC) products.

    
    PRODUCT RECALL INFORMATION
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    Description                                                        DIN
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    Infant's MOTRIN* Suspension Drops Dye-Free 30ml                02238626
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    Infant's MOTRIN* Suspension Drops Dye-Free 15ml                02238626
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    Children's MOTRIN* Suspension Dye-Free 120ml                   02242365
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    Children's MOTRIN* Suspension 120ml                            02242365
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    Children's MOTRIN* Suspension Grape 120ml                      02242365
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    Children's MOTRIN* Suspension Grape 30ml                       02242365
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    Children's MOTRIN* Suspension Bubblegum 120ml                  02242365
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    Children's MOTRIN* Suspension Tropical Punch 120ml             02242365
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    Infant's MOTRIN* Suspension for Fever due to Colds/Flu 30ml    02238626
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    Children's MOTRIN* Suspension for Fever due to Colds/Flu 120ml 02242365
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    Children's TYLENOL* Cough & Runny Nose Suspension 100ml        02292122
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SOURCE MCNEIL CONSUMER HEALTHCARE

For further information: For further information: CONSUMER INQUIRIES: 1-888-222-6036; MEDIA INQUIRIES: Tina Peyregatt, (905) 968-2028 (office), (416) 464-6091 (mobile)

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