Manufacturers pull more pain killing meds

| 09/07/2010

(CNS): McNeil Consumer Healthcare have recalled another batch of over the counter drugs following complaints of a musty or moldy odor, which has been linked to the presence of trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole (TBA). As a result Foster’s said this morning that it is pulling all the products from its shelves and they will no longer be available in any of its stores. In total McNeil has pulled some 21 medicines recently and the latest products affected are Tylenol pain killing medicines including those for children.

McNeil said the risk of serious adverse medical events is remote but the recall, conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is a precautionary measure after an internal review determined that some packaging materials used in the lots had been shipped and stored on the same type of wooden pallet that was tied to the presence of TBA in earlier recalled lots.
All lots involved in the recall were produced before the January 15, 2010 recall, after which McNeil stopped accepting shipments of materials from its suppliers on that type of pallet.
Consumers who have purchased this product should stop using it immediately and report any adverse reactions to a physician.
The latest products include Children’s Tylenol Meltaways Bubblegum 30 count, Motrin IB Caplet 24 count, Tylenol Extra Strength EZ TABLET 50 count, Tylenol Extra Strength COOL CAPLET 24 count, Tylenol Extra Strength CAPLET 50 count, Tylenol Extra Strength RAPID RELEASE GELCAP 24 count, Tylenol PM CAPLET 24 count, and Tylenol PM CAPLET 24 count
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