Johnson & Johnson issues major recall on children's drugs

Eleven types of over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine are pulled from shelves

Several types of cold and allergy medicine for children have been recalled from Canadian pharmacies because they “may not fully meet the required manufacturing specifications,” according to McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Recalled products include Children’s Motrin and Infant’s Motrin liquid suspension products and Children’s Tylenol Cough & Runny Nose liquid suspension products. The Canadian recall is part of a larger recall that includes the United States, where more than 40 over-the-counter kids medications were pulled from the shelves. Company spokeswoman Tina Peyregatt says no illnesses have been reported so far, adding that they do not expect to add any other products to the recall list.

Vancouver Sun

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