Tylenol Arthritis Caplet Recalled

Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Jan 30, 2009 in Dangerous Drugs

Johnson & Johnson has issued a voluntary recall of Tylenol Arthritis Caplets due to reports of a moldy smell that can cause nausea and sickness.

The company is recalling all product lots of the product last month after consumers complained of a musty, mildew-like odor that triggered nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea.

According to Johnson & Johnson, a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole is responsible for the odor. The chemical is believed to result from the breakdown of another chemical used to treat wooden pallets that transport and store packaging materials.

The side effects are believed to be temporary and non-serious.

The recall only affects the specific lots cited.

All of the recalled products carry the UPC #0045-0838-21 and the Code #8382100. The lot numbers of the recalled products are 07CMC011, 07DMC022, 07DMC024, 07FMC032, 07FMC033, 07GMC038, 07GMC039, 07HMC045, 07HMC051, 07HMC053, 07JMC064, 07JMC069, 07JMC070, 07JMC071, 07XMC055, 07XMC058, 07XMC062, 08AMC002, 08AMC005, 08CMC026, 08DMC029, 08EMC037, 08EMC039, 08FMC044, 08FMC045, 08GMC050, 08GMC053, 08GMC063, 08GMC065, 08JMC103, 08JMC109, 08JMC110, 08JMC111, 08KMC124, 08KMC127, 08KMC131, 08KMC132, 08XMC093, 08XMC094, 08XMC095, 09AMC010, 09CMC041, 09EMC075, 09EMC079, 09EMC076, 09GMC096, 09GMC097, 09GMC099, 09JMC118, 09JMC126, 09KMC133, 09KMC134, 09XMC114, and 09XMC116.

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