Because of a musty, moldy odor report in relation to Tylenol Extra Strength, Johnson & Johnson, one of the leading pharmaceutical companies, will again recall more than 60,000 of thepain relief medicine. The caplets were manufactured in February 2009 and have been distributed all over the United Sates by McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit of Johnson & Johnson. According to reports, the moldy odor was associated to a chemical 2,4,6-tribromoanisole also called TBA. When pallets are shipped, they use a chemical preservative and TBA becomes a byproduct of the said chemical preservative. Temporary and non-serious gastrointestinal symptoms, in addition to foul odor, were also linked to TBA.
The Tylenol batch that was included in the recall has lot number ABA619 and a UPC code of 300450444271. Also, written on the labels are the words â€œTylenol Extra Strength Caplets, 225 countâ€. This will not be the first time Johnson & Johnson will be recalling some of their products in the market. Early this year, Johnson & Johnson already recalled quite a number of their products in the market. Some 43 million packages of Tylenol, Sinutab, Benadryl and Sudafed have been recalled due to manufacturing practices issues last January 2011. Again in April of the same year, some 57,000 bottles of Topamax were also recalled.
Because of all the issues, the trust of the consumers regarding the manufacturing and quality control of Johnson & Johnson is now under fire.