Tylenol Recall Expanded; Again

January 15, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Johnson and Johnson is again expanding a recall of Tylenol caplets due to a moldy smell that made some users sick. The voluntarily recall applies to an additional 54-million bottles of Tylenol caplets, gel-tabs, arthritis treatments, rapid release, and extended relief Tylenol.

It also applies to Motrin IB, chewable extra strength Rolaids, Benadryl allergy tablets, and Saint Joseph Aspirin.

Johnson and Johnson initially recalled some Tylenol Arthritis Caplets in November and December due to the smell, which caused people to get sick.

Some consumers complained about brief illness and consumer advocates are outraged.

"It should really be a matter of weeks once there is a discovery of something that might be array," said Steven Findlay with Consumer Reports.

All the tainted medicine was made at a Puerto Rico plant. Johnson and Johnson said a chemical used in wood storage pallets seeped into empty bottles.