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Another Tylenol Recall Linked to Musty Odor

April 08, 2011

In what is becoming an alarmingly regular event, another recall of Tylenol has been announced. The manufacturer of Tylenol, McNeil Consumer Health Care, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, has announced a recall of over 800,000 bottles of Tylenol, Benadryl, Sudafed PE and Sinutab.

This recall is just one of many over a period of months related to quality control issues and contamination exacerbating already existing safety concerns about acetaminophen products like Tylenol. This Tylenol recall appears to be related to a problem that triggered prior recalls of Tylenol by the drug manufacturer over the last year, as 34,000 bottles of Tylenol 8-Hour Extended Release Caplets have been recalled because of complaints by consumers of a strange moldy or musty odor. It is believed that the odor is linked to a chemical used on pallets on which the drugs have been stored or transported.

This recall is particularly concerning because it again suggests serious quality control and contamination issues. Acetaminophen, which is the active ingredient in Tylenol, has been identified as the leading cause of liver failure in the United States, especially at elevated doses. These quality control issues are most disconcerting because they suggest that too much acetaminophen could end up in a Tylenol product, which could pose serious risks of liver damage. A prior recall involving quality control issues was based on this very concern. These quality control problems with Tylenol products have been so serious that a McNeil manufacturing plant was shutdown in Fort Washington.

The specific bottles subject to the recall include lot number ADM074 with the UPC code of 300450297181. The lot number can be found on the side of the bottle label. Consumers who have the recalled pain medication should not use it. If you or someone you love has suffered serious liver damage or other serious adverse side effects, which may be linked to your treatment with Tylenol, our experienced defective drug lawyers diligently pursue the best interests of our clients. If you may have suffered serious adverse effects from taking acetaminophen, you should contact our experienced Atlanta and Georgia defective drug lawyers for an initial case evaluation.

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