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J&J Recalls Tylenol Extra Strength Caplets for Musty Odor

Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images(FORT WASHINGTON, Pa.) -- Johnson & Johnson is recalling more than 60,000 bottles of Tylenol Extra Strength Caplets in the U.S. after consumers reported the presence of a musty, moldy odor.

The odor has been linked to a chemical known as 2,4,6-tribromoanisole (TBA), which results from the breakdown of an agent in wood pallets used to transport and store the product’s packaging materials.

The recall is the latest in a string of related problems for Tylenol manufacturer McNeil Healthcare LLC.

Last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration slammed McNeil for what it called a slow response to a similar problem that led a number of consumers to become sick from tainted pills.

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Johnson & Johnson Recalls Yet More Tylenol

Cristina Arias/Getty Images(FORT WASHINGTON, Penn.) -- The trouble continues for Johnson & Johnson, the maker of Tylenol. Yet another lot of its adult pain relievers have been recalled voluntarily because of complaints about a strange, musty odor.

Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Health division has now announced it is recalling one lot -- roughly 34,000 150-count bottles -- of Tylenol 8 Hour Extended Release Caplets.

"McNeil is taking this action as part of our ongoing surveillance and monitoring efforts that identified a small number of complaints of a musty or moldy odor," McNeil said in a statement.

The company said it believes the odor is caused by trace amounts of chemicals called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole (TBA) and 2,4,6-trichloroanisole (TCA).

TBA comes from the breakdown of a chemical in wood pallets used to transport and store the packaging materials for the bottles.

In October 2010, McNeil recalled roughly 128,000 bottles of the same caplets. In July 2010, McNeil announced a recall of 21 different product lots, including Children's Tylenol, Benadryl and Motrin. And in the largest recall of children's medicine in history, Johnson & Johnson pulled more than 136 million bottles of Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl -- more than 40 products in all -- in April.

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Another Product Recall for Johnson & Johnson

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(FORT WASHINGTON, Pa.) -- Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare announced a voluntary nationwide recall Monday of one product lot of Tylenol 8 Hour caplets 50 count bottles at the retail level. 

McNeil decided the recall was necessary after receiving "a small number of complaints" about a "musty or moldy odor." 

The company said Monday that this odor is uncharacteristic of this product and thought to be produced by the presence of trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole.

Johnson & Johnson has recalled other products over the past year for the same or similar reasons.

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