Johnson & Johnson is recalling another batch of Tylenol pain reliever. This time it’s 34,000 bottles of Tylenol 8-Hour Extended Release Caplets that are being voluntarily pulled from the market because of a musty odor that could cause stomach issues.
The company released a statement saying, "This voluntary action is being taken as a precaution and the risk of adverse medical events is remote."
The smell is thought to be a result of small amounts of production chemicals found in one lot of medicine made at a Pennsylvania plant that has been closed for about a year. The company says it received a small number of complaints about the odor through the monitoring and surveillance system it set up after previous recalls.
A similar smell caused the recall of the same product in October. At the time, the company said the odor was linked to nausea and vomiting.
One lot of Tylenol 8-Hour Extended Release Caplets is affected this time. The lot number, which can be found on the side of the bottle, is ADM074. The UPC code is 300450297181.
If you have an affected bottle, stop using it and contact the company for a refund or coupon. They can be reached at www.tylenol.com or 1/888-222-6036. If you have a bad reaction to the medicine, you can also report it to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program at www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm.
Johnson & Johnson has now recalled more than 40 products in the last year including children’s Tylenol and Motrin. The company has set up a website to handle details of all the recalls. It’s www.mcneilproductrecall.com.