One of the largest manufacturers of store-brand acetaminophen recalled 11-million bottles of the popular pain reliever yesterday after discovering that some bottles were contaminated with metal fragments.
Perrigo Co. was conducting quality control checks when it discovered the metal in approximately 200 of 70 million caplets it ran through a metal detector. Various counts of 500 mg caplets were involved in the recall.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., CVS Corp., Walgreen Co. and Costco Wholesale Corp. are among the companies Perrigo supplies with health care products, according to company Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
Perrigo said the pills contained raw material purchased from a third-party supplier and affected 383 batches.
Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in the brand-name Tylenol. However the recall does not include Tylenol products.
The company has not received any reports of injuries.