More About Tylenol's Recalled Children's Cold Medicine

Yesterday I posted an article about Tylenol cold medicine for children
being recalled.

Today I received more information about the recall and the history of
manufacturing practices in regards to the production of it
(medicine)....not surprisingly, there is a lot more than what was
officially stated about the recall.

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(NaturalNews) Johnson & Johnson has issued a recall of over 40 Tylenol
brand children's products, including Concentrated Tylenol Infant Drops,
Children's Motrin, Children's Zyrtec, Benadryl and other
over-the-counter products. The recall was triggered by what the FDA
calls "manufacturing deficiencies." Douglas Stearn, a senior FDA
official, said the manufacturing process was "not in control", which is
the FDA's polite way of saying it was "out of control."

A press release on the McNeil Consumer Healthcare web page explains the
reason for recall:

"Some of the products included in the recall may contain a higher
concentration of active ingredient than is specified; others may contain
inactive ingredients that may not meet internal testing requirements;
and others may contain tiny particles." ( )

Tiny particles of what? That's left unsaid, but it is likely to be tiny
particles of paint or metal from the machinery used to manufacture the

These quality control problems have apparently existed for quite some
time. "This does go back in time" said Stearn from the FDA. "We have to
try to figure that out."

In other words, the manufacturing plant is out of control, and it has
been for a long time, and there are pieces of something (perhaps paint
or machinery) found in the medicines. They don't say it that way, of
course, but that's a reasonable conclusion from the evidence made public
so far.

And to think... this is medicine for children!

A history of quality control with Tylenol products The Washington Post
is now reporting that in January, "...McNeil recalled 49 types of
Tylenol products made for adults and two Tylenol products made for
children after consumers complained of a mold-like odor and of temporary
and minor nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea. The company
determined that some of the medicines had been contaminated by trace
amounts of a chemical that is sometimes present on shipping and storage
material." ( )

Shipping material chemicals in the medicine? That sounds bizarre, but
the really bizarre part about this story is that even when Tylenol
products aren't chemically contaminated, they still contain questionable
chemicals by design , such as aspartame .

The following Children's Tylenol products are all made with aspartame:
• Childrens TYLENOL acetaminophen Fruit Flavored Chewable Tablets
• Childrens TYLENOL acetaminophen Grape Flavored Chewable Tablets
• Childrens TYLENOL acetaminophen Cold Multi-Symptom Chewable
• Junior Strength TYLENOL acetaminophen Fruit Flavored Chewable
• Junior Strength TYLENOL acetaminophen Grape Flavored Chewable
• PEDIACARE Cold-Allergy Tablets for Ages 6 to 12
• PEDIACARE Cough-Cold Tablets for Ages 6 to 12
• PEDICARE Childrens Cold Relief Tablets
• TYLENOL Cold and Flu Hot Medication
• TYLENOL Cold and Flu No Drowsiness Formula Hot Medication
• Childrens Chewable CO-TYLENOL
( )
So even with Tylenol products meet the FDA's requirements for
manufacturing, they still contain chemicals that no informed parent
would ever want to feed their child. And Tylenol products will never be
recalled just because they contain aspartame, since the FDA ridiculously
insists that aspartame is safe.

Safer than tiny particles from machine parts, perhaps, but in no way is
aspartame safe to feed to children. In an honest world, the entire
Tylenol product line would be recalled due to contamination with
aspartame and the fact that many of its products can cause liver
toxicity in both children and adults. ( )


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