6 Things to Know about the Acetaminophen Recall
On Thursday the Food and Drug Administration issued a recall for about 11 million bottles of the painkiller acetaminophen. Here's what you need to know.
1. Not all acetaminophen is affected. Only certain bottles of 500 mg caplets made by Perrigo Company were recalled. Perrigo sells its products to over 120 generic retailers, including Wal-Mart, CVS, Safeway and SuperValu. Products sold under the Tylenol label, the most popular brand of acetaminophen, are not affected. See www.fda.gov for a complete list of affected labels.