A day before Thanksgiving Day, the division announces that it's cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to recall 9.3 million bottles of three Tylenol products consisting of Tylenol cold multi-symptom daytime 8 oz. citrus burst liquid; Tylenol cold multi-symptom severe 8 oz. cool burst liquid; and Tylenol cold multi-symptom nighttime 8 oz. cool burst liquid.
J&J said the drugs, which are being recalled on both the wholesale and retail levels, are not being recalled on account of adverse events.
Rather, they're being recalled because of labeling issues; a label noting the presence of alcohol as an inactive ingredient in certain flavorings used in the drugs could be found on the product packaging, but not on the front of the product itself.
McNeil said certain flavorings contribute alcohol content of less than 1% in these products.
The division has already issued several major over-the-counter drug recalls this year, involving tens of millions of units at the wholesale and retail levels -- many of them attributable "smelly" children's Tylenol.
Consumers can reach a company information line at 1-888-222-6036.
Shares of J&J have risen 0.7% to $63.33 in midday trading.
-- Written by Andrea Tse in New York.
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