McNeil recalls Benadryl Allergy Ultratab and Extra Strength Tylenol Rapid Release Gels

McNeil Consumer Healthcare has expanded its January 15, 2010 recall to include four lots of Benadryl Allergy (diphenhydramine) Ultratab Tablets and one lot of Extra Strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) Rapid Release Gels. This recall follows an investigation of consumer reports of a musty or moldy odor that has since been linked to the presence of trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole (TBA). After a thorough investigation, it was determined that the source of TBA 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.

The following lots are being recalled:
  • Benadryl Allergy Ultratab Tablets, 100 count – Lot #: AJA008, ADA194, ABA022, ABAS264
  • Extra Strength Tylenol Rapid Release Gels, 50 count – Lot #: ASA202

For more information visit www.mcneilproductrecall.com.