Johnson & Johnson Recalling 9.3 Million Bottles of Tylenol Products

Johnson & Johnson TylenolJohnson & Johnson (JNJ) is recalling nearly 9.3 million bottles of of three Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom liquid products in order to update the product labeling.

The pharmaceutical giant's McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit said the recalled products don't mention they contain a small amount of alcohol from the flavoring agents on the front label. Certain flavoring agents, it explains, contribute small amounts of alcohol, less than 1%, to the medicine. The alcohol is listed as inactive ingredients on the back of the packaging and on the bottles.

While this is a wholesale and retail level recall, it is not due to adverse events, the company said. Consumers can continue to use the products.

The affected products, which are sold in the U.S., are: Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Daytime 8 Oz Citrus Burst Liquid, Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Severe 8 Oz Cool Burst Liquid, and Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Nighttime 8 Oz Cool Burst Liquid.

Johnson & Johnson has been conducting a complete review of its products following massive recalls of popular over-the-counter medicines over the past year. More than 135 million bottles of over 40 of its children's medicines were recalled in late April because of manufacturing deficiencies, after which the company suspended manufacturing at its plant in Fort Washington, Pa.

Just on Tuesday, the health care giant recalled about 4 million packages of Children's Benadryl allergy tablets and some 800,000 bottles of Junior Strength Motrin, after manufacturing problems were revealed in the internal review. As the review goes on, there may be more recalls, even though the company just started shipping some of the long-absent products again.

Johnson & Johnson's financial results have suffered from the recalls as lost sales mounted. But it's not enough to start selling products again, consumers have to buy them. And to get the public's trust again, Johnson & Johnson needs to get its act together.

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tomscott69

How many more recalls can happen before consumers lose trust in the brands that Johnson & Johnson sell? It seems like every two weeks another recall is announced. Concerned, TM http://www.liverfailurefromtylenol.com/

November 30 2010 at 12:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Iselin007

No just joking. You have to check if the materials did not come from China because bi heard they send the chemicals here then their made into products.

November 25 2010 at 2:05 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Iselin007

Had enough comments yet?

November 25 2010 at 1:50 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Iselin007

Had enough comments yet?

November 25 2010 at 1:50 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Iselin007

I bet Seward Johnson would not of put up with this crap. The bosses be cleaning floors for minimum wage.

November 25 2010 at 1:48 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Iselin007

Maybe they should get out of medicine an make childrens toys for China?

November 25 2010 at 1:45 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Iselin007

Johnson employees must worry every day if their going to be outsourced so they can't get it together.

November 25 2010 at 1:42 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Iselin007

It's not bad as going to Korea to protect a job stealer an coming home in a box made in China~ Makes you want to guzzle the recalls an forget the world.

November 25 2010 at 1:40 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
AC

Arrgghh. The commercials. Try sitting through one with your eyes closed and listen to all the warnings they have to give (by law, good thing). Stroke, heart attack, blindness, bleeding from anywhere, gang green etc. It's fun! Makes me want to just go out and buy all I can get.

November 25 2010 at 1:00 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
afmoosej2

C Wolf at the Ma State House "harbored a drug pusher" he supervised. Wolf is BAD and belongs in Jail --he should be fired immediately --BUT the Governor is on vacation 365!

November 24 2010 at 10:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply