Children’s Tylenol Recalled along with Big Lots Bunk Beds

Various products are recalled every day. Some recalls are more serious than others. In the past week, I’ve learned about two recalls that I consider to be very serious: contaminated children’s medicine that could make them sick and bunk beds that could fall apart.

Several batches of Children’s Tylenol have been voluntarily recalled, including:

Children’s Tylenol Plus Cold MS Suspension 4 oz Grape - UPC # 300450391049
Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4 oz Grape - UPC # 300450296047
Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4 oz Bubble Gum - UPC # 300450407047
Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4 oz Strawberry - UPC # 300450493040
Infants’ Tylenol Grape Suspension Drops 1/4 oz - UPC # 300450122407
Infants’ Tylenol Suspension 1/2 oz Cherry - UPC # 300450186157
Children’s Tylenol Dye Free Suspension 4 oz Cherry - UPC # 300450166043
Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4 oz Cherry - UPC # 300450123046
Children’s Tylenol Plus Cough & Runny Nose 4 oz Cherry - UPC # 300450249043
Infants’ Tylenol Suspension Drops 1/2 oz Grape - UPC # 300450122155
Children’s Tylenol Plus Flu 4 oz Bubble Gum - UPC # 300450386045
Children’s Tylenol Plus Cold Suspension 4 oz Grape - UPC # 300450387042
Children’s Tylenol Plus Cough/ST Suspension 4 oz Cherry - UPC # 300450247049
Infants’ Tylenol Suspension Drops 1 oz Grape - UPC # 300450122018
Infants’ Tylenol Dye Free Suspension 1 oz Cherry - UPC # 300450167019
Children’s Tylenol Pediatric Suspension 1 oz Cherry - UPC # 300450123015
Infants’ Tylenol Suspension Drops 1 oz Cherry - UPC # 300450186300
Children’s Tylenol Plus Cold/Allergy 4 oz Bubble Gum - UPC # 300450390042
Infants’ Tylenol Drops 1 oz Grape - UPC # 300450122100
Infants’ Tylenol Grape Suspension Drops H/G 1/2 oz - UPC # 350580144183
Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4 oz Cherry, Hospital Govt. - UPC # 350580123034

These 21 batches of Tylenol products could be contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) bacteria, which was found in raw materials for the products. The affected batches were made from April 2008 through June 2008.

McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson that manufactures Tylenol, said that no bacteria has been found in the finished product at this point. The bacteria has been known to cause infection through the use of contaminated nasal sprays and mouthwashes.

Check the Tylenol website for a full list of recalled products, including lot numbers (located on the bottom of the box and the bottle label). If you purchased a recalled product, call McNeil Customer Care at 1-800-962-5357. If your child has taken any of the recalled product, contact your health care provider.

Additionally, 20,000 big lots bunk beds have been recalled because of defective supports. The beds could collapse and potentially injure children. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced yesterday that the mattress support slats and side rails have been found to be defective. At least four injuries have already been reported.

The recalled wooden bunk beds from Big Lots were sold between May 2008 and February 2009. The model numbers are WP-9108-1 or WP-9108-2 (located on a sticker on the headboard or footboard). If you purchased one of these beds, call Big Lots at 1-866-244-5687 for a free repair kit.

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