Tylenol Informative - Tylenol ® Arthritis Pain 100 Count with EZ-Open Cap Recalled (Red cap)

Review by Pepper on 2009-12-30
Earlier today my mother had a notice on her Iguard account about a recall for the Tylenol product she uses.

The recall was issued over a month ago (05 November 09).

If any of you use this product I highly recommend checking the website to see if your Lot # is on the list of recalled products. (Note, only the red-cap products are on the list)


In November 2009, 5 lots of this product were recalled due to consumer reports of an unusual moldy, musty, or mildew-like odor that was associated with nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea. The recall is being expanded, as a precaution, to include all TYLENOL® Arthritis Pain Caplet 100 count bottles with the distinctive red EZ-OPEN CAP. Only the TYLENOL® Arthritis Pain Caplet 100’s are affected by this action. All other TYLENOL® Arthritis Pain products remain available.

The phone number to call is 1-888-222-6036
(Monday-Friday 8 A.M. to 8 P.M. Eastern Time, and Saturday-Sunday 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Eastern Time)
Comments:5 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-12-30
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-30:
I saw that on the news the other day.
Posted by Pepper on 2009-12-30:
O good it's in the news now? Mom was a bit upset she hadn't heard about it earlier. I figured I'd spread the news in case it hadn't gotten out yet.

Tylenol is sending her a refund at least.

She is however a bit upset that it took a while for the recall to even be made public, since she had 2 bottles that were in the affected list, and both were purchased a few months ago.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-30:
Yeah they said they recalled it cause the cap had a moldy smell to it. And I guess they gonna move production to another plant.
Posted by Pepper on 2009-12-30:
Yes, it was some chemical exposure in the pallet apparently.

The official blurb is this...

The uncharacteristic smell is caused by the presence of trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole. The source of 2,4,6-tribromoanisole is believed to be the breakdown of a chemical used to treat wooden pallets that transport and store packaging materials. The health effects of this compound have not been well studied, and to date all of the observed events reported to McNeil were temporary and non-serious.

Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-30:
Thanks for the heads up to those of us who find the news too depressing to watch! :)

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