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Drug recall expands: More Tylenol, Benadryl recalled due to moldy smell

Drug recall: Five lots of Tylenol and Benadryl have been added to an expanding recall, after customers have complained of a moldy odor emanating from the pills.

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Drug recall: Some units of Benadryl Allergy Ultratablets and Extra Strength Tylenol have been recalled because of a moldy odor.


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Johnson & Johnson is expanding a months-old recall of certain over-the-counter medicines due to complaints about a moldy smell.

J&J's McNeill Consumer Healthcare unit has issued three major recalls of its medicines in eight months, leading to congressional investigations and citations by the Food and Drug Administration.

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The company is expanding a Jan. 15 recall to four lots of Benadryl Allergy Ultratablets and one lot of Extra Strength Tylenol. The products were distributed in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Bermuda and Tobago.

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The odor associated with the products came from a chemical used to treat wooden pallets that transport and store medication packaging materials.

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