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Tylenol Arthritis Recall Expanded

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Tylenol maker McNeil PPC Inc., in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is expanding a voluntary recall of Tylenol Arthritis Pain Caplets with the bright red EZ-open cap.

The initial recall, which involved five lots of the product, was recalled in November after reports surfaced of an unusual mildew-like odor that was associated with stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

So far, all of these health events "were temporary and non-serious," McNeill says in a news release.

According to the agency, the odor is believed to have been caused by the breakdown of a chemical used to treat wooden pallet that transport and store packaging materials.

Consumers who purchased the products should stop using the product and contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare for a refund or replacement. WebMD has a list of the UPC Numbers included in the recall, it can be viewed here.

Consumers can report any adverse reactions to the FDA’s MedWatch program, which tracks problems nationwide.