Tylenol pain relief meds pulled by makers

| 17/06/2010

(CNS): Following a recall by Mc Neil Consumer Healthcare Inc. in conjunction with the US Food & Drug Administration, local supermarket Foster’s Food Fair has said it has pulled the affected Extra Strength Tylenol Rapid Release Gel Caps from its shelves. McNeil initiated the voluntary recall as a result of consumer complaints of a musty or moldy odour that has since been linked to the presence of trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6,-tribromoansiole (TBA).

After a thorough investigation, it was determined that the source of TBA was the result of a breakdown of a chemical that is applied to wood used to build wooden pallets that transport and store packaging materials.

This recall is a follow up to the product recall that McNeil announced on 15 January this year and is being taken because the products were inadvertently omitted from the initial recall action. Consumers who have purchased this product should stop using it immediately and anyone who ahs suffered an adverse reaction is advised to consult a physician.
Until Foster’s Food Fair IGA has a further correspondence from the manufacture on this affected product, it said it will not be available in its stores across Grand Cayman. “We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, however the safety of our customers is our top priority,” the firm said in a statement. “We encourage all customers who have purchased this product to return the affected product to their Foster’s Food Fair IGA of purchase for a full refund.
For more information visit www.mcneilproductrecall.com  
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  1. Anonymous says:

    Someone need to tell Customer Service/Manager about this at Foster at the Strand, about this cause thy have no knowledge of the recall.

  2. anonymous says:

    Consult a physician?  Well anyone with 5 senses will consult

    a Physician and an ATTORNEY, This is Medical Mal Practice ! on the part of the pharmaceutical company!  don’t assume that everyone living in the Cayman Islands is stupid! 

  3. Caymanian to the Bone says:

    Most Caymanians have gone back to bush medicine these days.   If  you drink lemograss and basil tea you wont need pain killers.  If you  drink soursop tea you wont need pain killers.   If you got cancer and drink ganja tea you dont need pain killers.