Johnson & Johnson Expands OTC Recall

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Johnson & Johnson is expanding a months-old recall of certain over-the-counter medicines due to complaints about a moldy smell that can cause nausea and sickness.

J&J's McNeill Consumer Healthcare unit has issued three major recalls of its medicines in eight months, leading to congressional investigations and citations by the Food and Drug Administration.

The company is expanding a Jan. 15 recall to four lots of Benadryl Allergy Ultratablets and one lot of Extra Strength Tylenol. The products were distributed in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Bermuda and Tobago.

The odor associated with the products came from a chemical used to treat wooden pallets that transport and store medication packaging materials.

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