The manufacturer of Tylenol 8-Hour caplets is recalling the popular over-the-counter medicine after some consumers complained of a moldy odor on the caplets.
McNeil Consumer Healthcare issued the recall Tuesday on the Tylenol 8-Hour caplets sold in 50-count bottles. The lot number (printed on the bottle) is BCM155.
The drugmaker stressed that the moldy odor poses no significant health scare to consumers and is recalling the product as a precautionary measure. The company says the odor is caused by tiny amounts of the chemical 2,4,6-tribromoanisole.
The Tylenol 8-Hour caplet recall is the latest in a series of recalls in Tylenol and other over-the-counter medication sold by Johnson & Johnson. The company previously recalled Tylenol Arthritis Pain 100-count with E-Z open caps in Nov. 2009 due to an unusual odor that led to nausea and stomach pain. The recall expanded to Motrin, other types of Tylenol and other medications after consumers complained about a mysterious odor.
Johnson & Johnson shut down production at McNeil facility in Pennslyvania after 50 children's versions of these over-the-counter drugs were recalled. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration launched an inquiry into the company as a result of the recalls.
McNeil Healthcare said that consumers should call 1-800- 222-6036 or visit www.mcneilproductrecall.com to learn how to return recalled medication for a refund.
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