Tylenol Recall Ghost Haunts Johnson & Johnson

By Arnab Ghosh, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

FORT WASHINGTON (GaeaTimes.com)- Johnson & Johnson the diversified pharmaceutical and health care company is back in news though for the wrong reasons. Tylenol is a product made by the company that is being recalled now in USA and Puerto Rico. This is not the first time that the company is being compelled to issue recall for Tylenol. Earlier this year too the company recalled the arthritis painkiller. The product is being recalled because of a smell that has made the customers annoyed and skeptical. The odor has possibly been caused by a component used to manufacture the product. More than 120000 bottles of Tylenol are being recalled in USA and Puerto Rico. The company is suffering from a number of recalls that started last year. The company is now being subjected to a U.S. congressional probe for serious quality lapses.

The company has made it clear that the latest Tylenol recall is purely voluntary and it is resorting to the recall to avoid any damage to the customers. The bottles that have the tablets with pungent smell were most probably manufactured in a Fort Washington factory located in Pennsylvania. The facility which is owned and handled by the McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit is now shut and it is being upgraded to adhere to the FDA standards. Reportedly, the FDA found several flaws in manufacturing standard in the facility earlier and warned the company accordingly.

The Tylenol recall is going to add to the woes of the company and also tarnish its reputation. The users who have bought the affected packs have been asked to stop using them by the company.

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