Just yesterday, Johnson & Johnson announced a recall of Tylenol Extra Strength Caplets. In total, 60,912 bottles were recalled. The recall was announced after the company received reports of an “offensive odor”. As readers of this blog will remember, Johnson & Johnson recalled Topamax in April because of a similar odor issue. As a Pembroke Pines Products Liability Injury Lawyer, I felt that it was important to bring this recall to my readers’ attention since so many of us take Tylenol Extra Strength Caplets with regularity. Obviously this musty odor is not what we expect from our medication and it clearly falls short of the expectations that we have from Johnson & Johnson to deliver a quality product.
According to the Johnson & Johnson Tylenol Extra Strength Caplets Recall Announcement, no injuries have been associated with this latest product recall. This is great news and hopefully all of the pills can be recalled without anyone suffering harm. The odor that consumers are noting is a chemical known as 2,4,6-tribromoanisole, or TBA for short. This chemical is actually a by-product of a chemical used to treat shipping pallets. As a Pembroke Pines Injury Attorney, I think that it is worth nothing that Johnson & Johnson has been having numerous recalls linked to TBA and unexpected odors. Clearly this is an issue for the company that they need to resolve immediately.
For those who would like to check if their bottle of Tylenol Extra Strength Caplets is one of those recalled, be sure to visit the Tylenol Recall Announcement link above. By visiting that website you will be able to compare your lot number with the lot number that was recalled. As a Pembroke Pines Injury Lawyer, and as a consumer, I truly hope that Johnson & Johnson can resolve this TBA issue once and for all, because there just simply have been too many recalls linked to this issue already.
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