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Tylenol recall – Lot # ABA619

Johnson & Johnson issued another recall notice today for Tylenol.  This recall is due to reports of a musty and moldy odor. Total of 60k bottles of Tylenol Extra Strength pain relief medicine are recalled. Over the past two years, more than 100 million Johnson & Johnson products have been recalled making it tougher to find Tylenol, Motrin, Sudafed, and Benadryl on store shelves.

The smell is mostly likely due to trace amounts of 2,4,6-tribromoanisole (TBA). Exposure to the chemical doesn’t appear to cause any health risks but it may cause temporary stomach upset in some people.

The recall affects:

Lot #: ABA619
Production Date: February 2009
Bottle label: “Tylenol Extra Strength Caplets, 225 count”
UPC code: 300450444271

Consumers with the recalled products are advised to stop taking the pain reliever and to contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare (888-222-6036, www.tylenol.com) for instructions about receiving a refund or product coupon.

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