FYI: Tylenol recall

fyi: Acetaminpohen is the generic drug name for "Tylenol". The real "Tylenol" is not affected, but the maker of many store-brand versions has begun a Class II recall from a large list of retailers.

Millions of bottles of acetaminophen recalled for metal fragments

November 9, 2006—A major manufacturer of store-brand acetaminophen has recalled 11 million bottles of the pain-relieving drug after discovering some were contaminated with metal fragments. Perrigo Co. found 200 caplets that contained metal fragments among 70 million that were passed through a metal detector. The fragments ranged in size from "microdots" to portions of wire one-third of an inch long. Wal-Mart, CVS Corp., Walgreen Co., and Costco Wholesale Corp. are among companies that Perrigo supplies with healthcare products

The FDA did not know in which states the pills had been sold, but instead recommended that customers determine whether products they bought are being recalled by checking the store list on the FDA Web site and the batch list.