New Jersey drug manufacturer recalls nearly 28,000 bottles of the company’s pain reliever for kids

Health officials say parents need to check the labels of the Advil in their medicine cabinets and double check labels before purchasing them in the store.

Pfizer has recalled 28,000 bottles of its bubble-gum flavored Children’s Advil, citing incorrect markings on the dosage cup may cause some children to overdose. The company said the cup markings are in teaspoons and the instructions on the label are in milliliters, the company said.

Children have had upwards of five times the amount necessary as one teaspoon contains about 5 milliliters.

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, a division of Pfizer Inc., said one lot of the 4-ounce bottles of bubble-gum flavored Children’s Advil Suspension were distributed nationwide in May and June.

Bottles recalled have a November 2020 expiration date, the marked code R51129 and a UPC number 3-0573-0207-30-0.

Children’s Advil is used to treat fevers and minor pain relief from conditions like colds, flu, sore throat, headaches and toothaches. The most common symptoms associated with ibuprofen overdose include nausea, vomiting, headache, drowsiness, blurred vision and dizziness.

Pfizer told officials and the media that wholesalers, distributors and retailers have been contacted and told to stop distributing the product.

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Jessica Szilagyi
Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."


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