Johnson & Johnson expands Tylenol, Benadryl recall


Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare has added five lots of its popular over-the-counter drugs, Benadryl and Tylenol, to its recall list and is offering consumers refunds or product coupons.

The company says in a statement that the lots were "inadvertently omitted from the initial recall." While it claims the risk of getting sick from the recalled medicine is "remote," McNeil is telling consumers to stop using the medicine in those lots -- all were made before the Jan. 15 recall. The recall was prompted by consumer complaints of vomiting, diarrhea and of a foul smell that has been traced to a chemical used on wood pallets used in shipping.