RECALL: Tylenol Extra Strength Pills Being Pulled From Shelves

Johnson & Johnson has announced yet another Tylenol recall due to a musty moldy odor linked to a trace chemical.

The company's McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit is recalling more than 60,000 bottles of Tylenol Extra Strength Caplets made in February 2009 and distributed in the U.S.

The chemical, known as TBA, is a byproduct of a chemical preservative sometimes used on shipping pallets. Besides causing an unpleasant odor, TBA has been associated with temporary and non-serious gastrointestinal symptoms.

Since September 2009, New Brunswick, N.J.-based Johnson & Johnson has had about two dozen recalls of prescription and nonprescription medicines, replacement hips, contact lenses and diabetes test strips, including tens of millions of bottles of children's and adult Tylenol and Motrin.


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  • by Anonymous on Jul 1, 2011 at 01:40 PM
    people still have tylenol from 2 years ago?
  • by No one Location: Eastern NC on Jun 29, 2011 at 02:56 PM
    Wonder if it was made in China?
  • by Mary Location: Blounts Creek on Jun 29, 2011 at 02:38 PM
    I quit using their name brands several years ago after I found out about liver toxicity. I am sorry for those who must use it, asprin is my choice but some cannot take it.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2011 at 10:10 AM
    I'm getting a headache just reading this story.
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