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Tylenol recall number eight

Tylenol caplets
Tylenol caplets

McNeil Consumer Healthcare has issued its eighth recall in one year. Twenty-one new product lots have been added to the growing list of products under recall since January 2010.

McNeil first issued a recall on its products on January 15, 2010, because of reports of a musty and moldy odor. The odor was linked to a chemical used to treat the wooden pallets used to ship and store the medication bottles.

The most recent recall is a precautionary measure after an internal review revealed that the lots were produced before the January recall and were shipped and stored on the same wooden pallets.

Per the press release on the McNeil website, consumers who purchased product from the lots included in this recall should stop using the product and contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare for instructions on a refund or replacement. For these instructions, and information regarding how to return or dispose of the product, consumers should log on to the internet at or call 1-888-222-6036 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time, and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time).

Consumers who have medical concerns or questions should contact their healthcare provider.
Any adverse reactions may also be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Program by fax at 1-800-FDA-0178, by mail at MedWatch, HF-2, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787, or on the MedWatch website at


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