Recall: More stinky meds – TYLENOL 8 Hour Caplets (50 Count)

OK, this has officially passed ridiculous and is well on its’ way to stupidville. Another set of meds has been recalled by McNeil Consumer Healthcare due to stinky packaging. Specifically, “a musty or moldy odor. The uncharacteristic odor is thought to be caused by the presence of trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole.”

2,4,6-tribromoanisole? Seriously? That’s the chemical’s name? They went with something that sounds like “2,4,6,8 who do we appreciate? Tribromoanisole! Tribromoanisole! Yayyyyyyy!”

Anyhow, according to Wikipedia, 2,4,6-tribromoanisole is “used as a fungicide” and is also “is one of the chemicals responsible for cork taint.”

A third cousin twice-removed of pesticides that’s also good for funkifying wine? All over the med bottles? Lovely.

McNeil Consumer Healthcare and the FDA say stay away from Tylenol® 8 Hour Caplet 50 count, Lot # BCM155 with UPC code 3 0045-0297-51 8 for the time being. If you have one of these bottles, the FDA says to “contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare, either at, or by calling 1-888-222-6036.”

Here’s the official FDA press release about this mess.