Published: Oct 29, 2010 7:25 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 29, 2010 4:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) - Drugmaker Pfizer has announced it will recall 38,000 bottles of its blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor because of an unpleasant odor. It is the third recall this year related to the problem.

The New York-based drugmaker says the latest recall was triggered by two consumer complaints about a musty or moldy odor on Lipitor bottles, which are made by an outside company in Puerto Rico.

Pfizer has recalled over 360,000 bottles of Lipitor in the last three months because of the issue. The company recalled 140,000 bottles in August and another 191,000 earlier this month.

Friday's action affects two product lots.