Johnson & Johnson announced on Thursday, July 8, 2010 that it would recall about three million bottles of Tylenol and various other over-the-counter drugs. According to Reuters, the Thursday recall involves 21 medications, including Tylenol for children and adults, Motrin and several kinds of Benadryl. This is Johnson & Johnson’s third recall in the past six months.
Media is overwhelmed by the series of recalls as Johnson & Johnson has released limited information on the number of affected bottles. On June 15, the company had recalled four lots of Benadryl and one lot of Extra Strength Tylenol. Nearly a month later, it disclosed that the bottle count totaled 500,000 for the June 15 recall.