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Tylenol Bottles to Have Frightening New Warning

Starting in October, Tylenol bottles sold in the United States will have a new warning for consumers on the cap. tylenol-recall_20091229101736_320_240

The warning will alert customers about the potential for liver failure and even death, the Associated Press has reported.

The warning will say that acetaminophen, Tylenol’s active ingredient, is the nation’s leading cause of sudden liver failure. And the warning, which will be on the cap, is meant to catch the attention of consumers who don’t normally read the small print on the product’s label.

Acetaminophen is contained in more than 600 over-the-counter products including Nyquil, Excedrin and Sudafed.

Overdoses from acetaminophen send an estimated 55,000 to 80,000 people to U.S. emergency rooms every year and kill at least 500 people, according to the federal health officials.

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