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Tylenol Recall in Vermont

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The maker of Tylenol has issued a recall of certain products made at a Pennsylvania plant, according to a report on the website of the Chicago Tribune. Some cases of Benadryl, Sudafed, and Sinutab were also recalled.


McNeil Consumer Healthcare, which is owned by Johnson & Johnson, is voluntarily recalling certain lots of Tylenol 8 Hour, Tylenol Arthritis Pain and Tylenol upper respiratory products that were distributed in the United States, the Caribbean and Brazil before April 2010, when the Fort Washington, Pennsylvania plant was shut down because of "insufficient cleaning procedures." The company maintains that the recall was only a precautionary measure and the products are safe for consumers.


Johnson & Johnson has recalled over 288 million products in the past year, including 136 million bottles of liquid Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl manufactured for infants and children. Multiple Johnson & Johnson factories have had quality-control issues, and last year's recalls were made because of some consumer products that contained bits of metal and others that were packaged in bottles with a moldy smell. Tylenol in particular has been a problem product for the company, which recalled the product in June 2010, October, and November 2010.


The latest recall only applies to wholesalers, which will likely mean reduced supplies of brand-name Tylenol on store shelves. It is unclear when the recalled products will be back on Vermont shelves. Physicians suggest using generic versions of the medications, which may be as effective with only a difference in flavoring or packaging.


For more information about the product recall, visit McNeil's product recall information website.

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Jan Hill is a certified paralegal and a freelance writer. She enjoys legal research and writing on a variety of legal topics such as personal injury law, divorce and family law, medical malpractice, and employment law.
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