Yesterday, Johnson & Johnson voluntarily recalled their adult Tylenol 8-Hour caplets in a 50 count bottle after noticing a musty smell similar to mildew coming from the bottles. Officials believe the smell comes from trace amounts of contamination from the chemical preservative used in wooden pallets in the packing boxes. The recall affects approximately 128,000 bottles of the product.
This is the third recall of the year for products having a mildew-like scent. Other products recalled for this problem earlier in the year include Tylenol Arthritis Pain and a Pfizer product called Lipitor. Currently, investigators have not found any serious health affects related to products with the uncharacteristic scent.
After the need for several recalls this year, Johnson & Johnson is currently being investigated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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