The latest recall on Rolaids is just one more in a long list of recalls for McNeil, a unit of Johnson & Johnson.
The antacid Rolaids has been recalled by the maker because of “some consumer reports of foreign materials in the product, including metal and wood particles”. This product recall impacts multiple varieties of Rolaids, so it’s time to toss out all of your Rolaids products. Better safe than sorry.
So you can find out more about the Rolaids recall, we have included the release from the manufacturer below:
MCNEIL CONSUMER HEALTHCARE ANNOUNCES VOLUNTARY RECALL OF ALL LOTS OF ROLAIDS® EXTRA STRENGTH SOFTCHEWS, ROLAIDS® EXTRA STRENGTH PLUS GAS SOFTCHEWS, AND ROLAIDS® MULTI-SYMPTOM PLUS ANTI-GAS SOFTCHEWS SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES
Fort Washington, PA (December 9, 2010) – McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots of ROLAIDS® Extra Strength Softchews, ROLAIDS® Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews, and ROLAIDS® Multi-Symptom plus Anti-Gas Softchews (full product details below) distributed in the United States. McNeil is taking this action following some consumer reports of foreign materials in the product, including metal and wood particles. The company’s investigation has determined that the materials were potentially introduced into the product during the manufacturing process at a third party manufacturer. While the risk of serious adverse health consequences is remote, McNeil Consumer Healthcare advises consumers who have purchased these recalled products to discontinue use.
While our investigation is ongoing we have suspended production of ROLAIDS® Extra Strength Softchews, ROLAIDS® Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews, and ROLAIDS® Multi-Symptom plus Anti-Gas Softchews and will not restart production until corrective actions have been implemented.
Consumers who purchased product included in this recall should contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare, either at www.rolaids.com or by calling 1-888-222-6036 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time, and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time) for instructions about receiving a refund. Consumers who have medical concerns or questions should contact their healthcare provider.
Any adverse reactions may also be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.
- Online: www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm
- Regular Mail: use postage-paid, pre-addressed Form FDA 3500 available at: http://www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm. Mail to address on the pre-addressed form.
- Fax: 1-800-FDA-0178
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Product Information: Product NDC numbers can be located on the label of the package above the brand name. Lot Numbers and Expiration Dates can be found on back, side or bottom label of the package. If you cannot find the NDC number, lot number, or expiration date on the label, Click here for examples or call the Consumer Care Center at 1-888-222-6036.
Source: McNeil Consumer Healthcare