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Acetaminophen - Aug 2001

Audience: Pharmacists and other health professionals

Perrigo Company announced that, in cooperation with the FDA, it is conducting a recall of four-ounce bottles of cherry-flavored pain reliever suspension liquid with Lot Number 1AD0228. This lot may contain an excess of up to 29 percent over the labeled amount of acetaminophen. The product is being recalled because overdoses of acetaminophen can lead to severe health problems including liver toxicity and liver failure. The product, which is used to treat headaches and fevers in children, was sold under the Good Sense®, Hy-Vee®, and Kroger® labels throughout the United States.

[August 16, 2001 - Recall Notice - FDA]