Blacksmith Brands, Inc. and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a voluntary recall of four types of PediaCare over-the-counter children's medicines because they were produced at the McNeil Consumer Healthcare Fort Washington, PA plant, which is where the recently recalled children's Tylenol products were manufactured.That plant has been temporarily shut down because it failed to meet FDA manufacturing standards.
(Read more about these recalls in the Problem Solver's previous blog post here)
The four recalled PediaCare medicines involved in the recall are below (above photo of recalled items is courtesy of PediaCare.com/products_pediacare):
1. PediaCare Multi-Symptom Cold 4oz. UPC # 3 0045-0556-05 9
2. PediaCare Long Acting Cough 4oz. UPC# 3 0045-0465-04 7
3. PediaCare Decongestant 4oz. UPC# 3 0045-0554-04 8
4. PediaCare Allergy and Cold 4oz. UPC# 3 0045-0552-04 4
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled products and safely dispose of them. Visit Smarxtdisposal.net to read about how to properly dispose of medications. Contact Blacksmith Brands at 888-474-3099 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 888-474-3099 end_of_the_skype_highlighting with questions or visit blacksmithbrands.com or the PediaCare recall FAQ website for more information.
Blacksmith Brands Chairman and CEO Peter C. Mann on May 28 released a statement explaining his company's recall.
"You should know that our recall was not initiated as a result of any consumer reports of known adverse events or quality issues with respect to the products, but only as a precaution," Mann said.
However the company's May 28 press release explained that "tiny particles have been found in other non-PediaCare products which were manufactured at the McNeil plant."
Some PediaCare products are produced in other facilities and those products are not involved in this recall, according to the Blacksmith Brands press release.
The following PediaCare products were not involved in this recall:
- PediaCare Allergy 4oz.
- PediaCare Gentle Vapors Plug in Units
- PediaCare Gentle Vapors refills
In addition to producing PediaCare products, Blacksmith Brands, Inc. also manufactures Efferdent and Effergrip denture products, Luden's throat drops, and NasalCrom nasal spray.