Johnson and Johnson has recalled several varieties of children’s and infant’s cold medication due to a potential risk for bacterial contamination. Those items being recalled were made between April and June and involve almost two dozen varieties of the company’s children’s medications. The company has contacted whole sale distributors and retailers about their intentions to recall. A B. cepacia bacterium was found in a portion of the raw material that didn’t get used in the finished product. While the bacterial contamination was found in a sample that wasn’t shipped out in its complete forms the company is recalling any shipment that could be related to that mixture as a precaution.
There is very little serious medical reaction risks involved with using these products despite the recall. If you feel that you might have any of the products that are being recalled you can check the list of recalled products at the company’s website. There are 21 items on the recall list, most of which are liquid cold and allergy medications. You’ll need to find the lot number of the product to check if it’s being recalled, this is available on the bottom of the box or on the sticker which surrounds the bottle.