A musty, moldy odor has prompted yet another Tylenol recall. J&J’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare issued a voluntary recall on October 18, 2010 for TYLENOL® 8 HOUR CAPLET 50 COUNT bottles. McNeil, along with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is conducting the Tylenol recall. At this time, McNeil reports observed events for this lot of Tylenol 8 Hour caplets were temporary and non-serious.
According to MSNBC.com, “Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit received a “small number” of complaints from people who reported nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea after taking the pills, a spokeswoman said Monday. This makes 13 recalls in barely a year by the health care giant, mostly for more serious problems with its nonprescription drugs, contact lenses, blood glucose test strips and hip implants.”
Tylenol Recall News Release
October 18, 2010 – Fort Washington, PA – McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., is recalling one product lot of TYLENOL® 8 Hour caplets 50 count bottles to the retail level. McNeil is taking this action following a small number of complaints of a musty or moldy odor. 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.
FULL RECALLED PRODUCT LIST:
Product Description: TYLENOL® 8 HOUR CAPLET 50 COUNT
NDC Code Number: 50580-297-50
UPC Number: 3 0045-0297-51 8
Tylenol Lot Numbers: BCM155
Tylenol Products in the Providence, Rhode Island Area
Because Tylenol products are sold in Rhode Island, this product may have purchased in local stores like Walgreens, Walmart, CVS Pharmacy, grocery stores, convenience stores, or anywhere over the counter drugs are sold. If you have purchased any Tylenol 8 Hour Caplets in the past, check the product lot number for the recalled product which can be found on the side of the bottle label.
Instructions and Tylenol Refund Information
Anyone that purchased the TYLENOL® 8 HOUR CAPLETS with this lot number – including consumers in Rhode Island – should stop using them immediately 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, and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time) for instructions on a refund, replacement, or product coupon.
Consumers who have medical concerns or questions should contact their healthcare provider. Any adverse reactions may also be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.
Tylenol Contact Information
Regular Mail: use postage-paid, pre-addressed Form FDA 3500 available at: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm. Mail to address on the pre-addressed form.
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Sources: McNeil Consumer Healthcare; Tylenol.com; MSNBC.com