McNeil-PPC, a division of Johnson and Johnson has recalled Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, and other drugs after complaints over an “unusual moldy, musty or mildew-like” odor. There were also complaints over stomach problems, including nausea, stomach pain, vomiting or diarrhea.
It appears that the smell is due to a chemical called “2,4,6-tribromoanisole (TBA).” TBA is applied to the wooden pallets that are used to transport and store packaging materials. Some of the drugs showed contamination with TBA. The recall covers junior strength Motrin, children’s Tylenol grape meltaway tablets, extra strength Tylenol, extra strength Tylenol rapid release gelcap, extra strength Tylenol PM geltab, Motrin caplets, extra strength Rolaids fresh mint tablets and St. Joseph Aspirin chewable orange tablets.
For more information on the lots covered in the recall, consumers can call 1-888-222-6036 for log on to http://www.mcneilproductrecall.com.
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