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