Oopsy-poopsies! Johnson and Johnson forgot to recall four “lots” of Benadryl Allergy Ultratabs and one lot of Extra Strength Tylenol Rapid Release Gels along with the dozens already recalled in Jan. J&J took the pills off the market after consumers complained they smelled moldy and in a few cases, caused vomiting and diarrhea.
(NYT: “McNeil did not respond to a reporter’s query about how many bottles those lots amounted to.”)
An investigation found the source of the smell and gastrointestinal distress was that the drugs had been shipped on pallets sprayed with a certain chemical byproduct.
Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare said the products were “inadvertently omitted” from the recall. The issue was first identified in 2008, but it took them a while to get around to not making their customers vomit and diarrhea. Hey, why bother when you can just sell them Imodium and Pepto-Bismol?