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Recall of Infant and Children’s Medication Issued Late in the Day Friday

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Today’s news outlets are buzzing with warnings about a massive recall of infant and children’s over-the-counter medication.  However, the company’s “voluntary recall”  occurred late Friday afternoon–too late for many parents to notice before shutting off computers and televisions to embark on weekend plans.  If you are one of the unsuspecting parents who gave a child recalled medication, please note any changes in behavior or other symptoms and report immediately to your pediatrician or emergency physician.

When a large-scale recall occurs, there is a lot of information that becomes available on the internet.  As an attorney and parent concerned with obtaining accurate information about recalls, I always start by reading the original recall notice published by the regulating government agency, which in this case is the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  Frequently, the government will issue updates as new information becomes available.  With this particular recall, the government’s notice refers consumers to the recall notice issued by the medication manufacturer for additional information.