Product Liability: Recall expanded for moldy-smelling Tylenol

06/16/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley

Washington, D.C.—Moldy-smelling medicine has prompted Johnson & Johnson to expand a months-old recall of certain over-the-counter medications. The smell can cause nausea and sickness in some people, as reported by MSNBC.

Johnson & Johnson has added lots of BENADRYL® ALLERGY ULTRATAB™ TABLETS, 100 count; and one product lot of EXTRA STRENGTH TYLENOL® Rapid Release Gels, 50 count.

The medications were distributed throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, Bermuda and Trinidad and Tobago.

Officials say the odors that are associated with the product came from a chemical used to treat wooden pallets, which are used to transport the store medication packaging materials.

McNeil Consumer Healthcare stated, “BENADRYL® ALLERGY ULTRATAB™ TABLETS is sold over-the-counter and is indicated for the relief of allergy-associated symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, itchy throat, and itchy and watery eyes. EXTRA STRENGTH TYLENOL® Rapid Release Gels is sold over-the-counter and is indicated for the temporary reduction of fever and for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains due to headache, muscular aches, backache, minor arthritis pain, the common cold, toothache, pre-menstrual and menstrual cramps, and flu.”

If you have the recalled pills in your home, contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the division that handles the recalled medicines, at, or call (888) 222-6036.

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