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Tylenol Recalls 8-Hour 50-Count Caplet Lot

In a press release on October 18, 2010 Tylenol announced a voluntary recall of one product lot of TYLENOL® 8 Hour caplets 50 count bottles to the retail level. McNeil, Tylenol's parent company, is taking this action following a small number of complaints of a musty or moldy odor. The uncharacteristic odor is thought to be caused by the presence of trace amounts of a chemical called  2,4,6-tribromoanisole.  This voluntary action is being taken as a precaution and the risk of adverse medical events is remote. To date, observed events reported to McNeil for this lot were temporary and non-serious.

The product lot number for the recalled product can be found on the side of the bottle label. 

Product Description:
TYLENOL® 8 HOUR CAPLET 50 COUNT

NDC Code #
50580-297-50

UPC # 3 0045-0297-51 8

LOT #s
BCM155

Consumers who purchased product from the lot included in this recall should stop using the product and contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare, either at www.tylenol.com or by calling 1-888-222-6036 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time, and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time) for instructions about receiving a refund or product coupon. Consumers who have medical concerns or questions should contact their healthcare provider.  

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