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Consumer Alert: Extra Strength Tylenol Recall

Johnson & Johnson announced June 28 that it is recalling another lot of Tylenol drugs. The reason for the recall is said to be user complaints that the medicines have moldy odor.

If you are a Tylenol user, you may want to check your medicine cabinet as McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a maker of Johnson & Johnson's Tylenol, has announced that it is recalling yet another lot of Tylenol drugs. The reason for the recall is said to be user complaints that the medicines have moldy odor, according to a statement on the company's website.

The recall was announced June 28. The compnay's statement also calls the recall " voluntary."  The product in question is Extra Strength Tylenol caplets, 225 count bottles. According to a statement on Tylenol's website, there are about 60,912 bottles being recalled.

The announcement comes exactly three months to the date after Tylenol's recall of its 8-hour extended release caplets, 150 count bottles.

The statement says the odor is thought to be caused by the presence of trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole (TBA).

According to the company, the Tylenol product that is being recalled was produced manufactured in February, 2009.

The lot number for the recalled product can be found on the side of the bottle label.

FULL RECALLED PRODUCT LIST:

Product Name

Lot Number

UPC Code

TYLENOL®, Extra Strength Caplets, 225 count

ABA619

300450444271

Tylenol's statement says that 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 for instructions about receiving a refund or product coupon. The line is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Eastern Time.

Any adverse reactions may also be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

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