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Jun292011

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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