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43 child/infant liquid formulas recalled

by Danielle Wagner

WATERLOO (KWWL) McNeil, a division of Johnson and Johnson, is recalling a large amount of child and infant medicines.

The recall includes 43 liquid formulas of Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl. The medicines were distributed in at least ten countries, including the U.S.

The voluntary recall follows an April 19 FDA inspection of a McNeil plant in Pennsylvania. That inspection uncovered manufacturing deficiencies.

The Hy-Vee pharmacy on University Avenue in Waterloo immediately took the products off the shelves.

"We pull them off the shelf and we'll return those through our Hy-Vee warehouse. They'll be off the shelf until further notice," said Hy-Vee Pharmacist Jim Petersen.

The company, McNeil, said there are no reports of injuries and the chances of injury are remote, but consumers are warned not to use the recalled products.

"It's due to possible higher doses of the medicine in the product, possible particulate contamination, possible inactive ingredients that probably should not be in there," said Petersen.

Petersen said generic brands or store brands of the liquid formulas should be fine.

"As we understand it, it's just McNeil's products. Any stores that have generic products are still okay to use those. So if you do have McNeil products, you can return it and we can suggest an alternative product," said Petersen.

He said too much of an active ingredient could cause over sedation or possibly liver problems in children.

If a child took a recalled product and has unusual symptoms, contact your doctor.

Reporter: Danielle Wagner

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