Tylenol maker Johnson and Johnson has issued yet another recall of the popular pain reliever after some consumers were sickened after taking the product and others complained about a moldy smell coming from the bottles.
The recall involves Tylenol 8-hour, 50 count caplet bottles from lot BCM 155 with UPC code 3 0045-0297-51 8.
This recall includes about 128,000 bottles of Tylenol that were manufactured at the company’s Fort Washington plant in March. That is the same plant that was shut down in May after production problems led to the recall of children’s Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec, Benadryl and other over-the-counter medications.
In a statement released yesterday, McNeil Consumer Healthcare says the risk of being made ill by these caplets is small:
The uncharacteristic odor is thought to be caused by the presence of trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole. This voluntary action is being taken as a precaution and the risk of adverse medical events is remote. To date, observed events reported to McNeil for this lot were temporary and non-serious.
If you have this product in your medicine cabinet, you are advised to stop using it and contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare, either at their website or by calling 1-888-222-6036 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time, and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time) for instructions about receiving a refund or product coupon.
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