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09/09/2013

Department Alerts Consumers to Recall of Concentrated MOTRIN Infants Drops Original Berry Flavor 1/2 fl oz.

Department of Consumer Protection Alerts Consumers to Recall of Concentrated MOTRIN Infants Drops Original Berry Flavor 1/2 fl oz.

HARTFORD, September 9 – Parents who administer Motrin infant drops to their children should be aware of a recent product recall, the Department of Consumer Protection said today. McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division is voluntarily recalling approximately 200,000 bottles of Concentrated MOTRIN® Infants’ Drops Original Berry Flavor, 1/2 fl. oz. sold in the U.S.

McNeil is asking retailers to remove the affected lots from store shelves, and asking consumers to stop using and dispose of any product they may have that is included in this recall.

“We want consumers who have this product at home to check the label to see if it has the lot number and UPC code that is part of the recall,” Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein said today. “There is a chance that the product is adulterated. After releasing these three lots of infants’ drops, the company found tiny plastic particles about the size of a poppy seed in a subsequent lot. Out of caution, the company wants to pull back the three earlier lots that might have been affected before the particles were discovered.”

Product

Lot #

UPC Code

Concentrated MOTRIN® Infants’ Drops
Original Berry Flavor 1/2 fl oz bottles

NDC 50580-100-18

DCB3T01

300450524157

DDB4R01

DDB4S01

The lot number and UPC codes are typically printed on the outside packaging and on the printed bottle label.

The potential for adverse medical events related to the reason for this recall is not likely. Concentrated Infants’ MOTRIN® Drops Dye-Free Berry Flavor 1 fl oz is not included in this recall. Children’s or Adult MOTRIN® products are not included in this recall.

The Department advises parents who have the recalled MOTRIN Infants Drops to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.  The company has provided questions and answers on this web page.

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