Tylenol Recall: Arthritis Pain Caplets
A voluntary recall of Tylenol Arthritis Pain Caplets is being expanded because of consumer reports of an unusual moldy odor with the 100-count bottles, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said late on Monday.
According to Reuters, the FDA said it and Johnson & Johnson were expanding the recall to all available product lots of the pain caplets with the distinctive red EZ-open cap. The initial recall involved five lots of the product in November after reports of an unusual musty or mildew-like odor that was associated with nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea.
The FDA said the odor was believed to have been caused by the breakdown of a chemical used to treat wooden pallets that transport and store packaging materials. The health effects of the compound have not been well studied, but don’t panic; the events reported to the company have been temporary and not serious.
Consumers who bought Tylenol Arthritis Pain Caplet 100-count bottles with the red cap from the lots included in the recall should stop using the product and contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare for a refund or replacement. Call 1-888-222-6036 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST) or go to tylenol.com. To find out if your bottle was included in the recall, there is a list at the FDA website.