Tylenol Mislabeled As Children's Motrin


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Dec 8, 2003
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Source: United Press International

WASHINGTON (United Press International via COMTEX) -- McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals says some bottles of Children's Motrin Grape Chewable Tablets may contain adult Tylenol 8-Hour extended release Geltabs.

Lot #JAM108 was distributed nationwide between Feb. 5 and April 1, 2004. The bottles are labeled as containing 24 tablets.

The Tylenol 8-Hour product provides an adult dose of acetaminophen, which could cause an overdose in children. Two mislabeled bottles were identified by McNeil, but no injuries were reported.

Children's Motrin Grape Chewable Tablets are round, purple-colored tablets with the letters MO and number 50 on the tablet surface. The Tylenol 8-Hour Geltabs are hard, round, gelatin coated, and shiny. The geltabs are white on one side, red on the other, with "8 Hour" printed in blue.

Consumers can identify the manufacturing lot number on the carton end flap, and on the bottle label under McNeil's address as "Exp 1/06 JAM108."

Anyone identifying a mislabeled bottle should contact McNeil's Consumer Relationship Center at 1- 800-962-5357. Parents who believe their children may have taken Tylenol 8-Hour Geltabs should contact a poison control center immediately.

Copyright 2004 by United Press International.
Ouch...that's not good. Sure hope they've found those mis-labelled bottles and prevent any injuries to children.