Safety Alerts & Recalls

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If you use any over-the-counter products, please check to see if you have any of the product included in today's recall or the January, 15th 2010 recall, including Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, Rolaids, Simply Sleep, or St. Joseph products. If you have any of these products, go to the product recall website or call McNeil Customer Service to see if the product and lot number is involved in the recall. The lot numbers are usually found on the side of the bottle, on the bottom of the bottle, or on the outer packaging.

McNeil Product Recall Website: please visit:

McNeil Customer Service Telephone: 1-888-222-6036 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time, and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time)

If you have any of the recalled product, you should stop using the product and contact McNeil by phone or Internet for instructions for a refund or replacement and for information about how to return or dispose of the product.

If you have taken the recalled product and have medical concerns or questions, please contact your healthcare provider. Any adverse reactions may also be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Program by phone at 1-800-332-1088; by fax at 1-800-332-0178; by mail at MedWatch, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787; or on the MedWatch website at

McNeil Expands Recall To Include Benadryl Allergy Ultratab Tablets and Extra Strength Tylenol Rapid Release Gels

McNeil Consumer Healthcare is recalling five product lots as a follow-up to the product recall that the company announced on January 15th, 2010. The additional lots involved are: Benadryl Allergy Ultratab Tablets, 100 count - Lots ABA022, ABA264, ADA194, and AJA008

Extra Strength Tylenol Rapid Release Gels, 50 count - Lot ASA202

The January 15th, 2010 recall and today's follow-up recall are due to consumer complaints of a musty or moldy odor that has been linked to the presence of trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole (TBA). After a full investigation, it was determined that the source of TBA and odor was the result of a breakdown of a chemical that is applied to wood used to build wooden pallets that transport and store product packaging materials.

Although consumers have reported stomach pain, diarrhea, and nausea with the recalled product, McNeil has determined that the risk of serious adverse medical events is very low.

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To view a complete list of recalled products, please visit: more information here

Source: Manufacturer
Publication Date: 2010-06-16
Last Updated: 2010-06-18

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