Schnucks Press Releases
Media Contacts :
Lori Willis
Schnuck Markets, Inc
Marc Boston
McNeil Consumer Healthcare
Bonnie Jacobs
McNeil Consumer Healthcare
Date : January 15, 2010

McNeil Consumer Healthcare Recalls Certain Over-the-Counter Products

In consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), McNeil Consumer Healthcare is voluntarily recalling certain lots of over-the-counter products following an investigation of consumer reports of an unusual moldy, musty or mildew-like odor that, in a small number of cases, was associated with temporary and non-serious gastrointestinal events.  These include nausea, stomach pain, vomiting or diarrhea.


Based on this investigation, McNeil Consumer Healthcare has determined that the reported uncharacteristic smell is caused by the presence of trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole (TBA).  This can result from the breakdown of a chemical that is sometimes applied to wood that is used to build wood pallets that transport and store product packaging materials.  The health effects of this chemical have not been well studied but no serious events have been documented in the medical literature.


For a complete list of products, please visit the McNeil Consumer Healthcare website at  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-222-6036.


Schnucks and Logli customers should check for affected products and may return them to their nearest store for a full refund.


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