Makers of Tylenol Recall Some Kids Medicines

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    The makers of Tylenol are voluntarily recalling some lots of Infants' and Children's Tylenol as a precaution.

    The makers of Tylenol are voluntarily recalling some lots of Infants' and Children's Tylenol as a precaution.

    The recall covers batches of children's Tylenol and infant drops made between April and June 2008. (Click here to read a full list of the recalled lots. Lot numbers can be found by looking on the box or on the bottle.)

    "It's kind of scary, because you don't know if you should buy it or not buy it," parent Liz Hernandez said. "There's nothing else to give him. What's supposed to be safer than Tylenol?"

    She said she gives her son children's Tylenol when he gets sick.

    McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Tylenol's manufacturer, said that bacteria were detected in the raw material of one of the inactive ingredients.

    The company said no bacteria were found in any finished Tylenol product.

    The raw material that the bacteria were found in was not used to make any Tylenol that was sold, but the company decided to recall all of the medicine that was made using raw material that was manufactured at the same time as a precaution.

    But some parents in Dallas said they aren't going to take any chances.

    "I'm going to throw it away," Melissa Joe said.

    McNeil said people who have given the recalled medicine to their children and are concerned about it should contact their health care providers.

    Anyone who has purchased any of the recalled product can call McNeil at 1-800-962-5357 for a coupon for a new bottle.

    Get More: A full list of the recalled products.