J&J Recalls More Smelly Tylenol

Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare division is recalling one product lot of 50-count bottles of Tylenol eight-hour caplets.
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McNeil Consumer Healthcare division is recalling one product lot of 50-count bottles of Tylenol eight-hour caplets in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, once again due to a strange musty or moldy odor.

The product lot number is BCM155.

J&J said the strange smell could be caused by trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole.

This is the fifth J&J recall of over-the-counter drugs due to strange odors.

The

Associated Press

reported that the company said the recall was made after a "small number" of people complained of feeling nauseous and stomach discomfort -- including pains, vomiting and diarrhea -- after taking the Tylenol.

J&J's McNeil Consumer Healthcare said consumers should can contact the division at 888-222-6036 if they have questions.

J&J has announced 13 recalls in about a year. The majority of the recalls involved over-the-counter medicines, while others involved contact lenses, blood glucose test strips and hip implants.

Shares of J&J are down 1.9% to $62.68.

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