54 million packages of 27 different over-the-counter medications have been recalled.
It’s reported that there’s a must, moldy odor coming from the packages. At least 70 people have become ill with nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. The symptoms do go away by themselves and no one has been seriously injured.
Products include various types of child and/or adult Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, St. Joseph Aspirin, Rolaids, and Simply Sleep. This adds to the 6 million packages of Tylenol recalled late last year, bringing the total number of recalled products to 60 million.
The FDA says Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil Consumer Health Care knew of the problem for more than a year. When the company did act in November and December 2008, it did too little too late, said Deborah M. Autor, director of the FDA’s Office of Compliance.
- Children’s Motrin
- Children’s Tylenol
- Extra Strength Tylenol
- Regular Strength Tylenol
- Tylenol 8 Hour
- Tylenol Arthritis
- Tylenol PM
- Motrin IB
- Simply Sleep
- St. Joseph Aspirin
A complete list of the recalled products, including package sizes, product types, lot numbers, and UPC codes, can be seen at www.mcneilproductrecall.com. Consumers with question can call McNeil directly at 888-222-6036.
Consumers who think they may have suffered ill effects from the products should contact the FDA at www.FDA.gov/medwatch.
News Source: WebMD