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Tylenol Recalls Arthritis Pain Caplets

December 29, 2009

| TACOMA | December 29, 2009 |  A nationwide recall has been issued on all available lots of Tylenol® Arthritis Pain 100 Count with the Red EZ-Open Cap. The following information has been supplied by the maker of Tylenol products, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, on their website (

In consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited number of TYLENOL® Arthritis Pain Caplet 100 count bottles. These bottles can be identified by the distinctive red EZ-OPEN CAP. The recall is being initiated after identifying an unusual smell or taste associated with these lots that led to a small number of people reporting nausea and related symptoms. This recall includes five product lots only (full list of lot numbers provided below), and does not include any other lots of TYLENOL® Arthritis Pain Caplet 100 count or any other TYLENOL® Arthritis Pain products. McNeil is implementing this recall as a precaution.

If you purchased TYLENOL® Arthritis Pain Caplet 100 count bottles from the lots included in this recall, you should stop using the product and contact McNeil for instructions on a refund or replacement. For these instructions, or for information on how to return or dispose of the product, please call 1-888-222-6036 (Monday­?Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, and Saturday?Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST) or go to If you have medical concerns or questions, please contact your healthcare provider.

The affected TYLENOL® Arthritis Pain Caplet 100 count product lot numbers can be found on the side of the bottle label. Please see the full list of affected product lot numbers on the Tylenol website.

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