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Nearly 600,000 bottles of Infants’ Tylenol recalled

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McNeil Consumer Healthcare is recalling approximately 574,000 bottles of Infants’ Tylenol Oral Suspension, 1 oz. Grape, a popular pain reliever and fever reducer that is distributed nationwide in the United States.

The company issued the recall after receiving complaints from consumers who reported difficulty using the Infants’ Tylenol  SimpleMeasure dosing system.

SimpleMeasure includes a dosing syringe, which a parent or caregiver inserts into a protective cover, or “flow restrictor,” at the top of the bottle to measure the proper dose.

In some cases, the flow restrictor was pushed into the bottle when inserting the syringe, the company said.

Consumers can continue to use Infants’ TYLENOL provided the flow restrictor at the top of the bottle remains in place, the company said.

If, however, the flow restrictor is pushed into the bottle, the parent or caregiver should not use the product, the company said.

The company has made a video on how to use the new dosing system - click on image to view.

No adverse events associated with this action have been reported to date and the risk of a serious adverse medical event is remote, the company said.

Consumers can request a refund by visiting www.tylenol.com or contacting McNeil at 1-888-222-6036 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time; Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time).

Parents and caregivers with any health questions or concerns should contact their healthcare provider and visit www.tylenol.com for additional information

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