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TYLENOL Issues a Voluntary Recall for Extra Strength Caplets

A voluntary recall has been issued for Tylenol Extra Strength Caplets. Over 60,000, 225-count bottles of caplets were produced in February 2009. This lot has been found to be the effected batch that were sold over the counter.

This recall came as a result of a small number of reports. Uncharacteristic claims of musty and moldy odors have been made. These odors are linked to the presence of a chemical known as 2,4,6-tribromoanisole, (TBA). The amounts of TBA are minimal and are not expected to pose a serious medical risk. The recall has been established simply as a precaution.

The company has chosen to voluntarily recall the product as TBA can cause an offensive odor and has been linked to gastrointestinal symptoms. These symptom are non-serious and temporary.

Consumers who purchased the caplets from the lot numbered, ABA619, should cease use and contact the McNeil Company at if they’d like to receive a refund or coupon.

If any consumer has experienced adverse reactions, they are encouraged to report these symptoms to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program at

Most importantly be certain to take any immediate and serious concerns to your medical care provider.


June 30th, 2011