Bottles of Tylenol Recalled

Product being recalled due to uncharacteristic odor

THURSDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- The manufacturer of Tylenol is recalling one lot of U.S.-distributed Tylenol Extra Strength Caplets 225 count bottles, according to an announcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Lot ABA619, which was manufactured in February 2009, is being recalled due to reports of an odor, described as musty or moldy, which has been linked to trace amounts of 2,4,6-tribromoanisole (TBA). The chemical is not toxic, but the odor it generates can be offensive, and it has been associated with short-term, non-serious gastrointestinal symptoms.

Consumers who purchased the product are advised to stop using it and to call the manufacturer, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, at 1-888-222-6036 or contact them at www.tylenol.com for instructions on receiving a product coupon or a refund. Consumers with medical concerns should contact their doctor.

According to a McNeil Consumer Healthcare news release, "this voluntary action is being taken as a precaution and the risk of serious adverse medical events is remote. TBA can generate an offensive odor and has been associated with temporary and non-serious gastrointestinal symptoms."

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