If you have used over the counter pain relievers for your headaches, heartburn, or muscles aches recently, you might want to keep reading.
Recently McNeil Products has voluntarily recalled several brands of over the counter medications because of a moldy, musty, mildew like odor. It has been deteremined that the cause of the odor is associated with a chemical called 2, 4, 6 tribromoanisole, which came into contact with wood pallets that store the chemicals to make the over the counter medications listed below. There has not been any serious injuries from this odor, but has caused some consumers to have stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. Since December 2009, consumers have been instructed to call 1-888-222-6036 for questions and concerns regarding the recall.
You can view the list, along with a picture of each product at www.McNeilProductRecall.com. You can also see the lot number of each product that has been recalled. If you do not see the lot number on the packaging of your over the counter medication, then your product is not being recalled at this time.
There is a press release available on the website as well.
Here is a list of all the recalled products:
Tylenol – Extra Strength Caplets, Extra Strength Cool Caplets, Extra Strength EZ tabs, Extra Strength Rapid Release, Extra Strength Tablets Crushable Dye Free, Regular Strength Caplets, Regular Strength Tablets, Tylenol 8 Hr, Tylenol Arthritis Pain Caplets Push and Turn Cap, Tylenol Arthritis Pain EZ Open Cap Caplets, Tylenol Arthritis Pain Geltabs, Tylenol Extra Strength PM Caplets, Tylenol Extra Strength PM Geltabs, Tylenol Extra Strength PM Rapid Release Gel Bubble Gum and Grape Flavored, Children’s Tylenol Meltaways.
Motrin – Motrin Coated Tablets, Motrin Coated Caplets, Motrin Coated Caplets Easy Open Cap, Motrin Junior Strength Grape flavored chewable tablets, Motrin Junior Strength easy to swallow caplets, Motrin Junior Strength Orange chewable tablets
Rolaids – Extra Strength Freshmint, Original Peppermint, Extra Strength Fruit Tablet, Original Cherry Tablet, Multi Symptom Berry Tablet, Extra Strength Tropical Punch,
Simply Sleep – Simply Sleep mini caplets
St Joseph’s Aspirin – Orange flavored Chewable Tablets and Safety Coated aspirin tablets,
Benedryl – Benedrl Allergy 148 count Ultratab Tablets
If you or anyone you know has taken any of these over the counter medications, advise them to call the number listed above, or visit www.McNeilProductRecall.com for information regarding these products. If you think you have had any symptoms related to using these products you should call your doctor, even though the symptoms are not extreme.