Millions of generic acetaminophen pills were recalled today after metal shards were found in in 200 pills.
The drug company, Perringo, supplies store-brand acetaminophen to Wal-Mart, CVS, Walgreen, and Costco, among others, though the manufacturer didn’t specify which stores were affected.
Acetaminophen is commonly found in Tylenol-like products.
The fragments ranged from “microdots” to 1/3 inch long pieces of wire.
Users could be trapped in a vicious cycle if the caused small lacerations and they in turn consumed more acetaminophen to ease the pain. Instead, reach for a homeopathic remedy, like a tall glass of bourbon.
Check to see if your 500 mg acetaminophen pills are on this list. If they are, you can call (877) 546-0454 for info on getting a refund. — BEN POPKEN
Millions of acetaminophen pills recalled [AP] (Thanks to Kristin!)