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September 21, 2011

Johnson & Johnson resumes Tylenol shipments

Johnson & Johnson has resumed shipping its Tylenol Cold and Flu Severe caplets, made by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, more than a year after the product was recalled due to manufacturing deficiencies.

Johnson & Johnson has resumed shipping its Tylenol Cold and Flu Severe caplets, made by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, more than a year after the product was recalled due to manufacturing deficiencies.

The news comes a day after a shortage of some forms Tylenol was reported.

McNeil Consumer Healthcare spokeswoman Bonnie Jacobs told the Wall Street Journal that the product, which is intended for adults, will be shipped this week and that the caplets were being manufactured in Italy.

Tylenol comes under a long list of products recalled by Johnson & Johnson over the last two years.

In January last year, months after first receiving consumer complaints of a musty smell, the company recalled several boxes of medicines including Benadryl, Motrin, St Joseph Aspirin and Simply Sleep.

The musty spell was suspected to be due to the contamination of the packaging with the chemical 2,4,6-tribromoanisole.

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