Friday, September 25, 2009

More on Recall of Tylenol sold in 2008

Just spoke with our pediatrician who explained this bacteria could cause respiratory complications.  The bacteria could be quite dangerous to people who have certain health problems like weakened immune systems or chronic lung diseases, particularly cystic fibrosis (CF), they may be more susceptible to infections with B. cepacia. The company says there have been no reports- BUT this parent thinks  it is important to make sure there is none of the recalled Tylenol in your medicine cabinet.  It is very simple regardless of where you may have purchased it,  just compare lot numbers and product titles in the below alert and in my two previous entries.  There is a number to reach out to the company as well.

I am not stopping our use of Tylenol but I am darn sure this particular batch is no longer in my house. 

I also have a call into their press office with some questions that I will post here upon hearing a response.


This is the FDA alert that came out tonight:

MedWatch logo MedWatch - The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program

Children's and Infants' Tylenol Oral Suspension Products - Recall

Audience: Consumers and Healthcare professionals

McNeil Consumer Healthcare and FDA notified consumers of a nationwide recall of certain Tylenol products as a precautionary measure because of potential manufacturing problems. The company initiated a recall of certain oral suspension products distributed between March 2008 and May 2008 due to the potential of bacteria in raw materials used to manufacture the finished product. There are no illnesses reported by patients using this product. The full list of recalled product lots can be accessed on the company’s website at



McNeil is advising parents and caregivers who have administered affected product to their child or infant and have concerns to contact their healthcare providers. Parents and caregivers can find the lot numbers on the bottom of the box containing the product and also on the sticker that surrounds the product bottle.

Read the complete MedWatch 2009 Safety summary including a link to the FDA news release, at:

You are encouraged to report all serious adverse events and product quality problems to FDA MedWatch at

Tylenol Recall

I am not saying this caused my son's health problems, but it is something we are definitely looking into. I would like an answer as to why a possible bacterial contamination of these Tylenol products is being announced now ? Over a year after the sale date of these products? I guarantee if you purchased any of these last year YOUR child has ingested some of the affected recall. I am disgusted that it took this long to get out.

Tylenol Recall

Tami did a good job at compiling facts on this:

Some explanation, if you look for it, on the Children's Tylenol recall
September 24, 2009 9:57 am
The recall information isn't especially easy to find, but consumers who check the Tylenol website under Children's Tylenol News will find a list of children's and infants' Tylenol liquid products that are being pulled from store shelves.
The notice begins: "You may have heard that McNeil Consumer Healthcare (the makers of Tylenol) is voluntarily recalling certain lots of Children's and Infants' Tylenol liquid products that were manufactured between April, 2008 and June, 2008 in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)."
One of the inactive ingredients apparently didn't meet internal testing requirements. The "news" then essentially skips to the list of products.
But in wee print at the bottom of the Tylenol site's main page, consumers will find a link that says "For Healthcare Professionals."
Follow that and you'll make it to a letter that sheds some light on what you "may have heard":
The company has implemented this recall because examination of bulk raw material detected that one of the inactive ingredients did not meet internal testing requirements.Specifically, the gram-negative bacteria Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) was detected. The portion of raw material in which the bacteria was found was isolated and was not used in the production of any finished product. However, it was decided, as a precaution, to recall all product that utilized any of the raw material manufactured at the same time as the raw material that tested positive for the bacteria. Please note: No bacteria has been detected in finished product and the finished product has met all specifications.
Here's US Recall News' list of 21 affected products:
Children’s Tylenol Plus Cold MS Suspension 4 oz. Grape Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4 oz. Grape Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4 oz. Strawberry Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4 oz. Bubble Gum Infants’ Tylenol Suspension 1/2 oz. Cherry Infants’ Tylenol Grape Suspension Drops 1/4 oz. Children’s Tylenol Dye Free Suspension 4 oz. Cherry Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4 oz. Cherry Children’s Tylenol Plus Cough & Runny Nose 4 oz. Cherry Infants’ Tylenol Suspension Drops 1/2 oz. Grape Children’s Tylenol Plus Flu 4 oz. Bubble Gum Children’s Tylenol Plus Cold Suspension 4 oz. Grape Children’s Tylenol Plus Cough/ST Suspension 4 oz. Cherry Infants’ Tylenol Suspension Drops 1 oz. Grape Infants’ Tylenol Dye Free Suspension 1 oz. Cherry Children’s Tylenol Pediatric Suspension 1 oz. Cherry Infants’ Tylenol Suspension Drops 1 oz. Cherry Children’s Tylenol Plus Cold/Allergy 4 oz. Bubble Gum Infants’ Tylenol Grape Suspension Drops H/G 1/2 oz. Infants’ Tylenol Drops 1 oz. Grape Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4 oz. Cherry, Hospital Govt.
-- Tami Dennis

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Colin at CHLA


I am raising money for Children’s Hospital today.

Call 1-800-817-4kid

These are some photo’s of my “lovebug” when he was here :(

So much better now!

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Colin Loves Balloons!

Ok I swear this lasted for about an hour the other night.  It really is hilarious what a small child may find amusing, I mean imagine as adults if we found the simple joy of chasing a balloon so entertaining….they would probably lock us up! Sad- BUT this makes me smile :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I love to Dance

This was when my wife was teaching dance for a local high school that she took to Nationals that year. They won 1st.  Leilani was  a head Instructor for NDA for years ( I am bragging…)

Clearly I had a modicum of uh..talent. It is quick-don’t blink


My crazy TV life:

This may be a hugely popular show Day 32

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Was it disrespectful ?

Challenging the President during his address on healthcare ? Years ago this was a common occurrence in such venue’s of politics, and I do believe we have the right and duty to question our politicians regardless of where they sit in the aisle.

I also believe healthcare in this country does need help.

What do you think ?