Tylenol Recall: Identifies Products Sold in Bermuda

June 16, 2010

tylenol rapid release gel capsThe parent company of Tylenol issued a recall yesterday [June 16] for one lot of 50-count Extra Strength Tylenol Rapid Release Gels, which they have identified as being sold in Bermuda, as well as the U.S., Trinidad and Tobago, and Puerto Rico.

The company says this recall is a follow-up to the product recall announced on January 15th, 2010 and the products were “inadvertently omitted” from the initial recall. Tylenol’s parent company, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, identified the omission and informed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of its decision to add these product lots to the recall list. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the FDA.

The January 15th, 2010 recall was initiated as a result of consumer complaints of a musty or moldy odor that has since been linked to the presence of trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole [TBA]. After an investigation, the company determined that the source of TBA was the result of a breakdown of a chemical that is applied to wood used to build wooden pallets that transport and store product packaging materials. The company stated that further analysis confirms that the risk of serious adverse medical events to their products which are being recalled is remote. See here on the company’s website for further information.

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