Johnson & Johnson expands recall on Tylenol Arthritis Caplets due to ‘moldy smell’

2010-01-01 04:38:02 (GMT) ( - Health News News)

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Tylenol Arthritis Caplets voluntary recall

Seattle, Washington ( — The voluntary recall of Tylenol Arthritis Caplets by drug maker Johnson & Johnson has been expanded due to consumer reports that the caplets had a moldy smell which caused nausea and other symptoms.

According a post on the Food and Drug Administration website, Johnson & Johnson is now issuing a recall of all product lots of the Arthritis Pain Caplet 100 count bottles with the red EZ-Open Cap.

The New Brunswick, N.J., company previously recalled five lots of the over the counter medicine in November after consumers complained of a moldy odor resembling mildew that triggered nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea.

According to the AP, “The health care company said the odor results from trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole. That chemical is believed to result from the breakdown of another chemical used to treat wooden pallets that transport and store packaging materials.”

Currently, the adverse side effects of the caplets have been “temporary and non-serious”. - Press Release Distribution Service


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