Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Recall of Tylenol

12/28/2009

Tylenol Arthritis Pain Caplet, 100 count bottles: Recall of all lots

[Posted 12/28/2009] McNeil Consumer Healthcare and FDA notified consumers that it is expanding a voluntary recall
to include all available product lots of TYLENOL Arthritis Pain Caplet 100 count bottles, with the distinctive red
EZ-OPEN CAP (Full list of lot numbers provided in press release at link below). In November 2009, 5 lots of this
product were recalled due to consumer reports of an unusual moldy, musty, or mildew-like odor that was associated
with nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea. The odor is caused by the presence of a chemical 2,4,6-
tribromoanisole, believed to be the breakdown of a chemical used to treat wooden pallets that transport and store
packaging materials. The health effects of this compound have not been well studied, and to date all of the
observed events reported to McNeil were temporary and non-serious. Consumers who purchased TYLENOL Arthritis Pain
Caplet 100 count bottles with the distinctive red EZ-OPEN CAP from the lots included in this recall should stop
using the product and contact McNeil for instructions on a refund or replacement.

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