Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Health Alert

This just in from McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a Johnson & Johnson company that manufactures and distributes popular over-the-counter pills: According to a recent press release, one lot of 50-count Extra Strength Tylenol Rapid Release Gels, which were sold in Bermuda as well as the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Trinidad and Tobago, have been recalled. The company says that the lots were “inadvertently omitted” from the initial January 15 recall, which included Children’s and Infants’ Tylenol. Prompted by consumer vomiting, diarrhea and complaints of a musty or moldy odor that has since been traced to a chemical used on wood pallets in shipping—a.k.a. 2,4,6-tribromoanisole—the new recall also includes four lots of Benadryl Allergy Ultratab Tablets 100-count bottles. Wondering what’s in your medicine cabinet? The lot numbers can be found on the side of the bottle label; Benadryl lots are AJA008, ADA194, ABA022 and ABA264. The Tylenol lot is ASA202. For a refund or more information visit or call 888/222-6036 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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