News Roundup for Parent Bloggers, Infant Tylenol Recall Edition

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The biggest news for parents this week is that Infant Tylenol – ALL Infant Tylenol – has been recalled by Johnson & Johnson. The company has been attempting to eliminate potential dosing errors with a packaging redesign. Unfortunately, the latest effort wasn’t successful and the company is taking the “better safe than sorry” approach. Personally, I’m happy to see Johnson & Johnson taking proactive measures even if, in their own words, the chances of an overdose are “remote”.

In other news:

• Zynga is going to open its system to other developers, which may mean less reliance on Facebook as a delivery system.

• Google is in hot water with the FTC after tracking users through Safari.

• Smartphones are lessening dependence on Braille for blind individuals, raising an argument about illiteracy.

• West Virginia is one of only four states without protection for breastfeeding mothers and also has one of the lowest rates of breastfed babies. Coincidence? I think not.

And there’s your weekly round-up! Check back in next Friday to see what’s caught our eye.

Photo via Steve Clayton, sxc.hu

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By day, I'm an editor, a writer and the mama of three girls, one of whom was adopted from Vietnam in 2007. By night, I'm a mama in pajamas and can be found lounging on the couch in my bunny slippers with a glass of wine (red, of course!).

 

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  1. Dr. G

    February 27, 2012

    This Tylenol recall has caused a lot of confusion for my patients. The problem isn’t with the medicine but, as you said, with the dosing syringe on top! It can be pushed in to the bottle and therefore isn’t useful. This same bottle can still be used with an old dosing method (a syringe works best). Thanks for pointing out this important info!

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