Third Tylenol recall by J&J’s McNeil

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Once again, Johnson & Johnson is in news, the third time this year, due to the quality and safety issues of various products including Tylenol.  Last year and this year in 2010, McNeil recalled a total of 60 million products, after an abnormal smell was found in some containers.  The latest recall by Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil consumer health care unit covers 21 lots of products.  Such huge recall has left the company under great congressional investigation and scrutiny from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

How many products have been recalled this time?

The latest recall covers 21 lots of products including Tylenol of various formulas, including children’s Tylenol, the painkiller Motrin, and Benadryl allergy tablets. Here is a complete list of Tylenol products recalled in order by product name, lot number and UPC code: 

Product Name Lot Number UPC Code
BENADRYL® ALLERGY ULTRATAB™
BENADRYL® ALLERGY ULTRATAB™ TABLETS  100 count ABA567 312547170338
BENADRYL® ALLERGY ULTRATAB™ TABLETS 100 count ABA574 312547170338
Children’s TYLENOL® Meltaways
CHILDREN’S TYLENOL® MELTAWAYS BUBBLEGUM  30 count ABA544 300450519306
MOTRIN® IB
MOTRIN® IB CAPLET 24 count ACA003 300450481030
MOTRIN® IB CAPLET bonus pack 50+25 count ACA002 300450481764
MOTRIN® IB TABLET 100 count AFA060 300450463043
TYLENOL®, Extra Strength
TYLENOL®, Extra Strength  EZ TABLET 225 count ASA206 300450422378
TYLENOL®, Extra Strength  EZ TABLET 50 count ABA005 300450422507
TYLENOL®, Extra Strength  COOL CAPLET 24 count ABA566 300450444240
TYLENOL®, Extra Strength  CAPLET bonus pack 24+12 count ACA025 300450444318
TYLENOL®, Extra Strength  CAPLET 50 count AFA018 300450449078
TYLENOL®, Extra Strength  CAPLET 50 count
(included in Day/Night Pack)
ABA168 300450444530
TYLENOL®, Day & Night Value Pack
(contains Extra Strength CAPLET 50 count 
Lot # ABA168 & UPC 300450444530)
AEC005 300450527103
TYLENOL®, Day & Night Value Pack
(contains Extra Strength CAPLET 50 count 
Lot # ABA168 & UPC 300450444530)
AFC005 300450527103
TYLENOL®, Day & Night Value Pack
(contains Extra Strength CAPLET 50 count 
Lot # ABA168 & UPC 300450444530)
ADC002 300450527103
TYLENOL®, Extra Strength RAPID RELEASE GELCAP 24 count ACA024 300450488244
TYLENOL®, Extra Strength RAPID RELEASE GELCAP 225 count AJA119 300450488251
TYLENOL®...



PM
TYLENOL® PM CAPLET 24 count ACA005 300450482242
TYLENOL® PM CAPLET 24 count ADA259 300450482242
TYLENOL® PM GELTAB 50 count AFA100 300450176509
TYLENOL® PM RAPID RELEASE GELCAP 20 count ACA004 300450244208

 

What is the main reason of recall?
The recall is made due to the presence of musty, moldy odor in the bottle that was linked to trace amounts of a chemical called TBA. Johnson & Johnson believes that the odors were coming from chemicals in the wooden pallets, in which the medicines were being shipped and stored.

If you have purchased any of the above listed products this year, you should stop using it immediately. Check the lot no. and compared it against recall category list. You can find details related to lot no. and refunds at mcneilproductrecall website.  For any other questions concerning these products or any other issues, you can contact Tylenol and their maker Johnson & Johnson – McNeil Healthcare toll-free at 888-222-6036 (weekdays 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET and weekends, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET).

 Johnson & Johnson is a big name in household for reliability for several years. Many families counted on Johnson & Johnson products without question to help their children when they were sick. Now, people are extremely skeptical about using Tylenol products. It will take to Johnson & Johnson to redevelop its image and trust among customers.

Source: medicinenet

 

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