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."

More Information

Copyright © 2011 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Powered by

jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality

For life-long learning and continuing professional development, come to Lippincott's NursingCenter.

Nursing Jobs Plus
Featured Jobs
Recommended CE Articles Recommended Nursing Articles

Abdominal Pain: An Approach to a Challenging Diagnosis
AACN Advanced Critical Care, July/September 2014
Free access will expire on October 13, 2014.


HIPAA Compliance Practice Tips
Professional Case Management, July/August 2014
Free access will expire on September 29, 2014.


Follow the leader: How does “followership” influence nurse burnout?
Nursing Management, August 2014
Free access will expire on September 29, 2014.


More Recommended Articles

Subscribe to Recommended Articles

Evidence Based Practice Skin Care Network NursingCenter Quick Links What’s Trending Events