McNeil Consumer Healthcare, makers of Tylenol, recalled 34,000 bottles of various medications on March 29, 2011. “[This] recall was initiated … where equipment-cleaning procedures were insufficient or that cleaning was not adequately documented.” Even though there have not been any incidents reported due to these recalls, a potential lawsuit may still be around the corner. Please contact Atkins and Markoff’s defective Tylenol attorneys today if you feel that the recall has negatively affected your daily life.
THIRD TYLENOL RECALL OF THE YEAR DUE TO ODOR
A further recall, on March 29th, of Tylenol was issued with the following statement,
“McNeil is taking this action as part of our ongoing surveillance and monitoring efforts that identified a small number of complaints of a musty or moldy odor. The uncharacteristic odor is thought to be caused by the presence of trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole (TBA) and 2,4,6-trichloroanisole (TCA). This voluntary action is being taken as a precaution and the risk of adverse medical events is remote. While the risk of adverse medical events is remote, consumers who purchased TYLENOL® 8 Hour Extended Release Caplets from the lot included in this recall should stop using the product and contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare.”
OTHER TYLENOL PRODUCTS RECALLED BY MCNEIL CONSUMER HEALTHCARE
The full list of recalled products may be found on McNeil’s website. However, the recall mainly includes TYLENOL® 8 Hour, TYLENOL® Arthritis, TYLENOL® products for upper respiratory conditions, BENADRYL®, SUDAFED PE®, and SINUTAB®. Other medications were recalled as well. If you recently bought medication, the recall may have affected you.
Additionally, McNeil previously recalled products on Jan. 14 and Feb. 24. In spite of McNeil’s reputation for closely monitoring its drugs by issuing immediate recalls, which are in consultation with the FDA, McNeil and other drug-companies do make mistakes. McNeil claims that the drugs do not affect consumers because it is a wholesale recall; however, McNeil lists a refund application on their website.
Contact the defective drug attorneys of Atkins and Markoff today with any questions regarding a concern or issue revolving around McNeil Product recalls. As the only Oklahoma City Law Firm experienced with drug defect cases, we will be sure to give your case the attention and expertise that it deserves.