J&J’s McNeil recalls Tylenol Caplets for moldy smell


Johnson and Johnson is a household name with products ranging from medicines, baby powder and what not.  J&J is trying to save its face from series of recalls since a year, which included millions of bottles of Tylenol, painkiller Motrin and allergy treatment Benadryl.  Here comes another Tylenol recall from McNeil, a subsidiary of J&J.  This recall tallies J&J recall to 13 in a year.  

Which Tylenol product was recalled?
J&J recalled over the counter pain killer, Tylenol eight-hour caplets, which is sold in 50 count bottles in the United States and Puerto Rico. The recalled lot was made in March at a factory in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, operated by J&J’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit. 

What was the cause of recall?
Consistent with some of the previous recalls, J&J’s Tylenol has been recalled due to moldy odor. 

Am I at risk if I took Tylenol eight-hour caplets?
J&J acknowledged that “This voluntary action is being taken as a precaution and the risk of adverse medical...

events is remote.” Though J&J reported some complaints from people who suffered from nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea after taking the pills, a spokeswoman said Monday. 

J&J shut down the McNeil plant, the month following the manufacturing of the recalled Tylenol to address quality control issues.  McNeil Fort Washington plant was cited by FDA for thick dust, grime and contaminated ingredients. J&J plans to reopen the plant next year, and is using other McNeil plants to help offset lost production of the recalled products. 

Take a closer look in your medicine for the recalled Tylenol caplet.  Consult your doctor if you think you recently consumed it. 

Source: NPR

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