Tylenol Recall October 2010?

There is yet another Tylenol recall, this time in October 2010. It is the sixth time in a year that Johnson & Johnson has made a recall of one of its products because of a musty or moldy odor.
After so many recalls, people is starting to get afraid of buying Tylenol.

What are the details of the October 2010 Tylenol recall and what are the risks involved?
Were the lot numbers of the products affected by the recall released?

asked by Joline in Drugs & Medicine | 4265 views | 10-19-2010 at 08:00 PM

In a statement, Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Health division announced it is recalling one product lot of 50-count bottles of Tylenol 8 Hour Caplets. That's about 128,000 bottles. It follows "a small number of customer complaints," according to a release from the Johnson & Johnson business unit.

The recall of Tylenol was put in place because a musty odor.

The odor is thought to be caused by a chemical -- 2,4,6-tribromoanisole or TBA -- leached into product packaging by wooden storage palettes. TBA is a pesticide and flame retardant.

The recalled product is Tylenol 8 Hour Caplet 50 Count. The recalled product carries these codes:

* Lot number BCM155
* NDC Code 50580-297-50
* UPC # 3 0045-0297-51 8

This is the latest in a series of Tylenol recalls prompted by a musty odor, which originally began in January and continued in July.
Recalls — most notably, those of kids’ and infants’ liquid medicines — have hurt J&J this year. The company’s McNeil Consumer Health care unit is under criminal investigation for its handling of recalls.

The company said the risk of adverse medical events is remote.

answered by Rupert | 10-19-2010 at 08:01 PM

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