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Another Tylenol Recall

Check your medicine cabinet

Parents, check your medicine cabinets, there is another recall of more over-the-counter Tylenol products.

In a statement, a unit of Johnson & Johnson said that it was conducting a voluntary consumer recall of one product lot of eight-hour extended-release caplets because of a “musty or moldy odor.”  About 34,000 bottles are being recalled although the company says any health risk from the caplets is “remote”.

The company also announced it’s expanding a previous recall announced in January. Unlike the Tylenol caplet recall, the expanded recall, which involves 10 lots of other products, is being undertaken on the wholesale level and is not based on adverse events, according to the company.

About 718,000 bottles or packages of Tylenol, Benadryl and Sudafed products are involved in the recall. Here’s a complete list of affected products.

As Strollerderby has previously reported, these are the latest recalls involving products made at a Pennsylvania plant that is now closed.  Johnson & Johnson has been plagued by manufacturing and quality problems in its popular over-the-counter medicines, including many of its children’s products, that forced the closure of one plant and an overhaul of its procedures.

Check your Tylenol bottle for the following info:

Product Name – TYLENOL® 8 HOUR EXTENDED RELEASE CAPLET 150 count
Lot Number – ADM074
UPC Code – 300450297181

Consumers who purchased product from the lot included in this recall should stop using the product and contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare, either at www.tylenol.com or by calling 1-888-222-6036 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time) for instructions about receiving a refund or product coupon. Consumers who have medical concerns or questions should contact their healthcare provider.

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