NEW YORK (
Johnson & Johnson
said Monday it's initiated a voluntary recall of a single lot of Tylenol 8-Hour caplets in response to complaints about a "musty or moldy odor."
The lot number in question is "BCM155" and the company advised consumers who have purchased the product to stop using it, and make contact with J&J to receive a refund or product coupon.
The company's McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit
announced the recall
, saying the smell was believed to have been caused by "the presence of trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole." It called the decision to undertake the recall a precaution and characterized the chance of an adverse medical event as "remote."
J&J shares closed Monday's regular session up 29 cents at $63.86. Year-to-date, the Dow component is down 1.3%.
The New Brunswick, N.J.-based health care products giant is slated to report its third-quarter results before Tuesday's opening bell. The current average estimate of analysts polled by
is for a profit of $1.15 a share on revenue of $15.2 billion in the September period.
Written by Michael Baron in New York.
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