Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Recall of Tylenol Arthritis Pain Caplets

A voluntary recall of Tylenol Arthritis pain caplets is being expanded because of consumer reports of a moldy odor.

The recall affects the 100-count bottles. The FDA says the recall is specific to bottles with the distinctive red "EZ open" cap.

It's based on consumer reports of a foul smell on the medicine associated with nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea.

The pills’ musty odor comes from trace amounts of a chemical known as 2, 4, 6-tribromoanisole, according to the company, which is believed to be from the breakdown of another chemical in wooden pallets used to transport and store the drug