Saturday, May 1, 2010

Tylenol and Motrin Recall

I consider myself lucky. Rarely, do I have sick kids. Helen can count herself amongst the few children who, at the age of 2.5, has never had an ear infection. And that makes her the luckiest girl in the world, given that she spent the first year of her life with fluid in her ear obscuring her hearing, but never getting infected.

Last Thursday, I kept Connor home from school. He felt like he had a fever, but my thermometer sucks, and Connor hates to get his temperature taken with it, and blah, blah, blah, a fever did not register, but I gave him a dose of Tylenol before I left for work anyway. He had, after all, abstained from eating his favorite breakfast of the week - cinnamon rolls. He had another does four hours later when he still didn't look right, and I believe he got a third dose after his nap.

Turns out, the medicine I gave him would be recalled the next day. That's what I call awesome. I found out about it from Susan/WhyMommy over at Toddler Planet, who reported strange looking Tylenol to Johnson & Johnson. My Tylenol didn't look odd, but it is most definitely on the list. Thank you, Susan, for alerting me now so I at least won't continue feeding it my children.

Click here for the info. So far, Connor has not yet grown two heads, but I'm keeping my eye on him.



  1. Thanks for the link. The Zyrtec we've been given the young guy is listed.

  2. All our medicines are on the list. Looks like Giant is accepting recalled opened and unopened bottles with and without receipts and refunding them.