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by Jennifer Hoff

Recalling children's medicine

ROCHESTER, MN (KTTC DT) -- The Food and Drug Administration says it is investigating after a health-care company recalled more than 40 over-the-counter infant's and children's liquid medications.


Now, inside a Rochester grocery store, some shelves sit empty.

This, after McNeil, a division of Johnson & Johnson, voluntarily recalled 43 child and infant versions of Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl.

Dr. Alfred Aleguas, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital says, "McNeil felt that while none of their products were actually released to the public, they wouldn't be sure."

And is why HyVee stores pulled the products, but pharmacist Dana Johnson assures customers there are alternative brands.

Johnson says, "We still have our HyVee generics and they can come in and get those and still get treated."

So, why the recall? McNeil says, internal testing showed some products may contain tiny particles and others have higher concentrations of an inactive ingredient.

No injuries have been reported and Johnson says adverse reactions are rare.

Johnson says, "This was not recalled because something bad happened to somebody."

Still, she warns parents not to give their child the recalled products and to just throw them away.

The FDA says the potential for serious medical problems is "remote," but it is advising consumers to stop using the medicine.

To see a full list of all the recalled projects click on

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