Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil Unit Recalls More Tylenol over Musty Smell

Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Unit Recalls More Tylenol over Musty SmellThe McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit of Johnson & Johnson has issued another recall of nearly 61,000 bottles of Tylenol due to more reports of moldy and musty odors emanating from the drugs.

According to a release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the voluntary recall has been initiated because the smell has been linked to trace amounts of the chemical tribromoanisole (TBA).

"This voluntary action is being taken as a precaution and the risk of serious adverse medical events is remote," the release said. "TBA can generate an offensive odor and has been associated with temporary and non-serious gastrointestinal symptoms."

The recall is the latest to involve Tylenol, as the drugmaker has been forced to take action on the medication multiple times this year due to the musty smells.

According to Reuters, in March, health officials said they planned to monitor three of Johnson & Johnson's manufacturing plants where quality control issues have been blamed for the recalls of millions of medications recently.

The latest recall involves Tylenol that was manufactured in February 2009, according to the FDA release.