November 4, 2013
Perrigo Initiates Nationwide Voluntary Product Recall of Acetaminophen Infant Suspension Liquid, 160 mg/5 mL, Due to a Potential Defect with the Co-packaged Oral Syringe
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information that Perrigo Company has initiated a voluntary, nationwide product recall for 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. 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. The correct syringe should have a white or yellow plunger with specific dose markings for 1.25 mL, 2.5 mL, 3.75 mL, and 5 mL. If the product's syringe has these dose markings, consumers can continue to use the product while following labeled use instructions.
Using an oral syringe without dose markings can result in inaccurate dosing, especially in infants who could mistakenly get too high a dose.
This over-the-counter product is indicated for the relief of fever and minor aches and pains and can be used in infants, children and adults. These recalled products are sold by distributors nationwide and distributed through retail stores.
The full recall can be found at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm373338.htm.