Johnson And Johnson Expands Drug Recall

01.18.10 | FL News Team

Johnson and Johnson has launched a major recall of some popular over-the-counter products. The latest voluntary recall includes Tylenol, Motrin and Rolaids, expanding on an issue that led to a Tylenol recall last year. The company said it took the action in response to consumer complaints of an unusual moldy, musty or mildew odor, which was associated with stomach distress in a small number of cases. Such events included nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea. The FDA was critical of the company for its slow response to similar complaints involving Tylenol caplets in 2008. The recall of more than 53 million bottles of products also involves the allergy drug Benadryl and St. Joseph's Aspirin. A spokeswoman for Johnson and Johnson's McNeil Consumer division blamed the odor on wood pallets or packaging materials used to ship the products. The company said it was working with the FDA to investigate the problem.