Sunday, May 2, 2010

Recall- Updated

Since my husband is in the military, I am used to recalls.  We have them fairly often.  Basically, a military recall is just a way to get everyone in a unit to check in.  I'm even kind of used to product recalls and stay on top of them, being a mom makes me alert like that.  Luckily, most recalls- even the military ones, except the middle of the night wake up calls we get way too often.- don't usually affect me.  They may hit close to home- a brand of stroller I thought about purchasing, a crib I initially wanted but then my frugality kicked in I saw one I liked better at Target, dog food that is too fancy to feed my pooch.  But this weekend, a major recall of pretty much ALL Children's Tylenol products, several Children's Benadryl products, Children's Motrin and Children's Zyrtec.  So being the ever diligent mom that I am went through the ol medicine cabinet and found that I have not 1, not 2, but THREE bottles of Children's Tylenol that are recalled plus one thing of Children's Benadryl.

Am I wrong to be really frustrated by this?  The fact that I have three bottles of Tylenol, means that this problem has been going on for some time now. At least one of my bottles was purchased before we moved to Guam, LAST AUGUST !!! Why so many bottles of Tylenol you ask? It's one of those things I hoard stock up on in case they run out, which is now guaranteed since I am sure they've pulled all of the bottles and who knows when a new stock will arrive.  This is GREAT news for the molars that are about to erupt and the fevers that are sure to follow.

I mean I am glad someone was kind of paying attention since they eventually stepped in and made the company pull it's crap off the shelves, but my trust in one of my most trusted brands has really gone down...

Anyway, fellow parents who use Tylenol (and aren't stuck on a tiny island with limited access to generic acetaminophen)- check your labels.  For more info on the recall:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36882842/ns/health-kids_and_parenting/
http://www.mcneilproductrecall.com/index.jhtml

On a lighter note, although my son has been in bed for over an hour, he is laughing hysterically at something.  I think he has imaginary friends or something.  I wish I had a tape recorder so you could hear him laughing and singing....  I think he forgets that in bed with the lights out equals sleep...

So, as I was doing my late night, trying to fall asleep blog catching up I found out that Price's crib has also been recalled!  GREAT!  I've been waiting for that to happen.  I mean really, what's going on?  Are things just made so crappily these days that we can't give them to our kids, let them sleep in them, let them play with them?  Or have we become an overly protective, overly litigious society?  Yet no one issues recalls on oil rigs that explode and mess up our planet....

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Why did they recall it? Too lazy to follow the link. And let me tell you, unless it's gonna make his manhood fall off, he's taking that motrin. I don't do molars without motrin. You could try children's advil if they have it out here. The bottle will say not to give it to him if he's under two or six or something, but I have a conversion chart from when I worked in the hospital, I could give you a mL amt for his weight. Advil is ibuprofen (SP?) but it's a different company than mcneil.

Amy Ray said...

We just threw our Tylenol away too!

Terrell said...

Jennifer- they really weren't specific about the reason- just poor production- some with too much active ingredient, some with not enough, and some had particles- whatever that means. According to the company, nothing life threatening.

Amy- if you go to the website and have the lot number and expiration date, you can fill out the contact us form and they will send you a refund or a coupon for a free bottle. I requested a coupon, but almost wish I had requested the refund, except that I knew I wouldn't get a Guam style refund.

Dana said...

We have 11 bottles that were recalled. Don't ask why we have so many...I don't know.

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