Millions of Acetaminophen Pills Recalled For Metal Shards

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!)


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  1. I just found out I had two bottles of these products on the recall list. FoxNews has a phone number to call. If you call it, they send you a kit, where you return the product and they send you a refund. For anyone wishing to call it, Consumers with questions can call Perrigo toll free at (877) 546-0454

    For anyone wishing to check to see if their bottle is on the list, here is the site to go look

    You leave your name, address, and phone number. Within 10 days it says the kit will arrive at your home.

  2. Anonymously says:

    I’ve eaten worse.

  3. Jagged Metal Krusty-O’s anyone?

  4. acambras says:

    Perrigo Multivitamins – now with IRON!

  5. flyover says:

    Thank god I recently purchased non generic drugs. Finally worth that extra 3cents a pill or whatever it is.