Now’s a good time to check your medicine cabinets: KinderFarms has initiated a voluntary recall of its pediatric pain and fever relief medications, KinderMed Infants’ Pain & Fever and KinderMed Kids’ Pain & Fever oral suspensions. This decision, announced today by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), comes as a precautionary response to concerns over acetaminophen instability. Acetaminophen is the key active ingredient in these medications.
The recall affects all lots of the following products:
KinderMed Infants’ Pain & Fever: Packaged in 2 fluid ounce (59 mL) bottles with the UPC: 850001805698, containing 160 mg of Acetaminophen per 5 mL.
KinderMed Kids’ Pain & Fever: Available in 4 fluid ounce (118 mL) bottles, UPC: 850001805728, also with 160 mg of Acetaminophen per 5 mL.
The products in question have been widely distributed across the country in drugstores, pharmacies, supermarkets, direct delivery services, national retailers, and e-commerce sites.
The recall was prompted by ongoing testing that indicated some product batches did not meet the required specifications, potentially posing health risks to consumers.
While there have been no reported serious adverse events related to these products to date, the instability of acetaminophen can lead to acute adverse health effects, such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, or jaundice, especially at higher doses.
KinderFarms has taken this step out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety of kids who might use the medication for fever or pain relief. The company, in collaboration with a U.S.-based over-the-counter pharmaceutical manufacturer with over three decades of experience, is committed to maintaining the highest quality standards in its products.
“Safety has always been the number one priority at KinderFarms, which is why we have stringent requirements for our products—not only for the ingredients we use but for the rigorous testing in place to ensure our products are safe and meet high-quality standards.
“While this issue only affects the KinderMed Infants’ and Kids’ Pain and Fever Products, KinderFarms is taking every step to further strengthen and enhance processes and testing across all of our products. No other KinderFarms products are impacted by this recall,” the company states.
Consumers who have purchased either of the recalled products are advised to discontinue their use immediately. They can return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund.
For further information or questions, consumers can contact KinderFarms at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-996-2930 from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM PT.
Additionally, any adverse reactions or quality issues experienced with the use of these products can be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program.