Tylenol: The Musty Odor Headache Continues

Here we go again! McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., is recalling one product lot of TYLENOL® 8 Hour caplets 50 count bottles to the retail level due to a small number of complaints of a musty or moldy odor.  The uncharacteristic odor is thought to be caused by the presence of trace amounts of a chemical called  2,4,6-tribromoanisole (TBA).  This voluntary action is being taken as a precaution and the risk of adverse medical events is remote.  To date, observed events reported to McNeil for this lot were temporary and non-serious.

According to CNN, the lot was made at the recently closed Fort Washington PA facility. “McNeil shut its Fort Washington, PA facility in early May after the FDA issued a scathing inspection of the plant that cited multiple manufacturing violations,” the report stated.

According to other press reports, NWPCA has demanded for proof that the TBA is related to wood pallets.

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