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Perrigo acetaminophen infant suspension liquid: recall - potential defect with co-packaged oral syringe


On November 2, 2013, the Perrigo Company announced that it has initiated a voluntary, nationwide product recall to retail stores of 18 batches of its acetaminophen infant suspension liquid, 160 mg/5 mL, sold in 2 oz. and 4 oz. bottles with syringes in a box under store brand products including Babies R Us, Care One, and more (for a full list of brand names click here). Acetaminophen is an over-the-counter product used for the relief of fever and minor aches and pains. 


The recall is being initiated because of the remote potential that a small number of packages might contain an oral dosing syringe without dose markings. Using an oral syringe without dose markings can result in inaccurate dosing, especially in infants who could mistakenly get too high a dose.


If the oral dosing device contained in the package has dose markings (for 1.25 mL, 2.5 mL, 3.75 mL, and 5 mL), no action is required, and the consumer can continue to use the product consistent with the label instructions. If the package contains an oral dosing device that does not have dose markings, the consumer should not use the product and should call Perrigo's Consumer Affairs Department, toll free, at 1-800-719-9260. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have any questions, or if they or their children experience any problem that could possibly be related to this drug product.

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