Johnson & Johnson is recalling an additional 21 lots of Tylenol, Benadryl and Motrin due to the same “moldy, musty odor” that prompted the original recall. Affected by the July 2010 recall are some versions of Children’s Tylenol, as well as adult products Benadryl, Motrin IB, Tylenol Extra Strength, Tylenol Day & Night and Tylenol PM. McNeil says that the risk of adverse effects is low, but there were some reports of gastrointestinal illness such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
The recall began back in November with specific lots of a Tylenol arthritis painkiller that was stored on pallets emitting the chemical that caused the off smell in the medications. The recall has expanded several times since the first medications were pulled from shelves, and the FDA has heavily criticized the drug manufacturer for being slow to act when the first reports of illness associated with the affected product occurred.
Expanded information from the manufacturer is available here.