Moldy-smelling Tylenol and Benadryl products are being recalled after certain bottles have been found to contain moldy-smelling pills assumed to be caused by a chemical produced in the storage and shipping of product packaging, officials say.
The medicines were manufactured by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a division of Johnson & Johnson (Stock Quote: JNJ), prior to a earlier recall of McNeil products on Jan. 15, when the strange smell was first discovered, according to a notice from the Food and Drug Administration.
The recalled products include 50-count packages of Extra Strength Tylenol Rapid Release Gels sold in the U.S., Trinidad and Tobago, Bermuda and Puerto Rico and 100-count packages of Benadryl Allergy Ultratabs sold only in the U.S., the FDA says.
Consumers with these products are urged to stop taking them immediately and contact McNeil at www.mcneilproductrecall.com or call (888) 222-6036 about getting a refund or replacement.
Last month, McNeil announced a massive recall of children’s medicines including Tylenol and Zyrtec suspensions due to problems with their quality and strength, as MainStreet previously reported.
Additionally, earlier this month, the company recalled Pediacare allergy, cold and cough medicines due to the presence of tiny metal particles in the syrups.
For more information on drug safety at home, read MainStreet’s story, Hidden Risks in Your Medicine Cabinet.