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.
TYLENOL® 8 HOUR CAPLET 50 COUNT
NDC Code #
UPC # 3 0045-0297-51 8
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.