J&J makes another Tylenol recall

By Alejandra Cancino
Posted Oct. 19, 2010 at 8:46 a.m.

Johnson & Johnson is recalling yet another lot of over-the-counter Tylenol because of a musty or moldy smell. McNeil Consumer Healthcare business says it is recalling lot BCM155, or about 128,000 bottles, of Tylenol 8 Hour caplets that come in bottles with 50 pills.

“This voluntary action is being taken as a precaution and the risk of adverse medical events is remote,” the company said in a statement.

This is the latest in a series of recalls that started in January and were expanded in July, when the company recalled 53 million bottles of Tylenol, Motrin and antacid Rolaids because of musty or moldy odors. The smell has been linked to 2,4,6-tribomoanisole, a chemical found in shipping pallets.

J&J shut down the McNeil plant where the drgs were made the following month and is upgrading the facility to correct quality control lapses discovered by U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspectors.

The FDA cited thick dust, grime and contaminated ingredients at the Fort Washington plant. J&J plans to reopen the plant next year, and is using other McNeil plants to help offset lost production of the recalled products.

– Reuters contributed to this report.

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  1. kiddenru Oct. 19, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    these companies keep firing the people who actually work in favor of executive bonuses.

    nobody is sweeping the floors anymore.

  2. Gil Oct. 19, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    This is what the Republicans wanted, remember? Let the industries regulate themselves!