Tylenol Recall 2010: McNeill Recalling Tylenol 8 Hour (Lot #)
McNeill Consumer Heathcare Has Issued Another Voluntary Recall of Johnson & Johnson's Tylenol Following a Small Number of Complaints That the Bottle Gives Off a Musty or Moldy Odor
The odor is thought to be caused by trace amounts of the chemical 2,4,6-tribromoanisole, and the recall is being taken as a precaution. McNeill has received some complaints about the product, but they stress they were temporary and not serious.
The product being recalled is Tylenol 8 Hour caplets 50 count bottles (click here for a photo).
- The NDC Code # is 50580-297-50
- UPC # - 3 0045-0297-51 8
- Lot # - BCM155
If you have purchased one of these bottles you should stop using the product immediately and contact McNeill by calling 1-888-222-6036 (Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm ET, and Saturday to Sunday 9am to 5pm ET). You can also check out the tylenol website for instructions on how to receive a refund or a product coupon.
You can also fill out this product coupon request form.
Consumers who have medical concerns or questions should contact their healthcare provider.
Any adverse reactions may also be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.
- Regular Mail: use postage-paid, pre-addressed Form FDA 3500 available at: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm. Mail to address on the pre-addressed form.
- Fax: 1-800-FDA-0178
Johnson & Johnson is facing a U.S. congressional probe of quality control lapses after 53 million bottles of Tylenol, Motrin and antacid Rolaids were recalled due to musty or moldy odors.