Wednesday, December 30, 2009
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FDA expands Tylenol Arthritis Pain Caplet recall

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[December 30, 2009]  McNeil Consumer Healthcare and FDA notified consumers that a voluntary recall is being expanded to include all available product lots of Tylenol Arthritis Pain Caplet 100-count bottles, with the distinctive red "EZ-OPEN CAP."

Consumers who purchased Tylenol Arthritis Pain Caplet 100-count bottles with the distinctive red easy-open cap from the lots (all) included in this recall should stop using the product and contact McNeil for instructions on a refund or replacement.

In November 2009, five lots of this product were recalled due to consumer reports of an unusual moldy, musty or mildew-like odor that was associated with nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea. The odor is caused by the presence of a chemical -- 2,4,6-tribromoanisole -- believed to be the breakdown of a chemical used to treat wooden pallets that transport and store packaging materials. The health effects of this compound have not been well studied, and to date all of the observed events reported to McNeil were temporary and non-serious.

UPC (bar code): 0045-0838-21

[Text from file received from Terry Storer, Logan County Emergency Management Agency]

(News release posted by the FDA)


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