Johnson and Johnson recalled millions of bottles of Tylenol over the counter pain-killer. Reason: A moldy odor.
“This voluntary action is being taken as a precaution and the risk of adverse medical events is remote,” the healthcare company explained in a release.
Johnson and Johnson is facing a U.S. congressional probe of quality control lapses that led to numerous recent recalls of Tylenol, painkiller Motrin and allergy treatment Benadryl. The latest recall involves almost 128,000 bottles of Tylenol.
The product in question is: adult Tylenol eight-hour caplets, sold in 50 count bottles throughout the United States and Puerto Rico per a company spokes-woman.
The recalled lot was made in March at a factory in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, operated by Johnson and Johnson’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit.
The FDA named thick dust, grime and contaminated ingredients at the Fort Washington plant.
Johnson and Johnson closed down the McNeil plant the following month and is upgrading the facility to fix quality control problems found by U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspectors.
The spokes-woman was asked if the recall will reach into stores, “I can’t speculate.”