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13 Million Packs of Rolaids Recalled

Rolaids Softchews May Contain Wood, Metal Particles
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WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD

Dec. 9, 2010 -- Some 13 million packages of Rolaids Softchews may contain metal and wood particles and are being recalled by Johnson & Johnson.

It's the latest in a long string of snafus to plague J&J's McNeil division. The firm earlier this year recalled various lots of Mylanta, Tylenol, Children's Benadryl, Junior Strength Motrin, and Pepcid products.

On Nov. 15, J&J recalled a single lot of cherry flavor Rolaids Softchews. That recall has now been vastly expanded.

This time it's Rolaids Extra Strength Softchews, Rolaids Extra Strength Plus Gas Softchews, and Rolaids Multi-Symptom plus Anti-Gas Softchews that are being recalled.  All lots of these products are included in the recall.

J&J/McNeil says in a news release that the "foreign materials" were "potentially introduced into the product during the manufacturing process by a third party manufacturer" and that "the risk of serious adverse health consequences is remote."

However, the company is telling consumers to stop using the products and to contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare for a refund. Anyone experiencing adverse events after using the products should contact the FDA's MedWatch reporting program.

Here's the complete list of Rolaids products included in today's recall:

 

Product Name

Lot Number

UPC

ROLAIDS® Extra Strength Softchews, Wild Cherry

ROLAIDS® Extra Strength Softchews, Wild Cherry, 6 count

9015A, 9016A,
9019A, 9140A,
9138A,9210A,
9211A,9315A,
9316A

312547655200

ROLAIDS® Extra Strength Softchews, Wild Cherry, 18 count (3 packs of 6 count)

9075A, 9076A,
9103A, 9098A,
9104A, 9239A,
9240A, 9348A

312547655255

ROLAIDS® Extra Strength Softchews, Wild Cherry, 42 count (7 packs of 6 count)

9065A, 9068A,
9069A, 9131A,
9132A, 9208A,
9209A, 9286A,
9287A

312547655316

ROLAIDS® Extra Strength Softchews, Cherry

ROLAIDS® Extra Strength Softchews, Cherry, 6 count

0109A, 0114A,
0115A, 0134A,
0135A, 0165A,
0238B, 0239A,
0239C, 0262A,
0264A

312547655200

ROLAIDS® Extra Strength Softchews, Cherry, 18 count bag

0109A, 0114A,
0115A, 0134A,
0135A, 0165A,
0238B, 0239A,
0239C, 0262A,
0264A

312547655200

ROLAIDS® Extra Strength Softchews, Cherry, 36 count bag

9350AG2, 0012AG1,
0013AG1, 0014AG1,
0015AG1, 0015AG4,
0050AG2, 0053AG2,
0053BG1, 0053BG2,
0094AG1, 0106AG1,
0106BG1, 0108AG2,
0108BG2, 0191AG1,
0139BG2, 0165BG1,
0191BG1, 0207AG1,
0207AG2, 0213AG1,
0227AG1, 0246AG2,
0247AG1, 0265AG1,
0266AG1

300450649362

ROLAIDS® Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews, Tropical Fruit

ROLAIDS® Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews, Tropical Fruit, 6 count

9005A, 9006A

312547065733

ROLAIDS® Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews, Tropical Fruit, 12 count (2 packs of 6 count)

9022A, 9027A,
9118A, 9119A,
9195A, 9196A

312547065757

ROLAIDS® Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews, Tropical Fruit, 36 count (6 packs of 6 count)

9166A, 9167A

312547065771

ROLAIDS® Multi-Symptom plus Anti-Gas Softchews, Tropical Fruit

ROLAIDS® Multi-Symptom plus Anti-Gas Softchews, Tropical Fruit, 6 count

0017B, 0095A,
0096B, 0259A,
0260A

300450657060

ROLAIDS® Multi-Symptom plus Anti-Gas Softchews, Tropical Fruit, 12 count bag

9351BG1, 9352AG1,
0016AG1, 0059AG2,
0059BG1, 0059BG2,
0060AG2, 0167AG2,
0167AG3, 0203AG1,
0204AG1

300450657121

ROLAIDS® Multi-Symptom plus Anti-Gas Softchews, Tropical Fruit, 24 count bag

9352AG2, 9352BG2,
0016AG2, 0017AG1,
0057BG1, 0058AG1,
0059AG1, 0059BG3,
0060AG1, 0129AG1,
0132AG1, 0167AG1,
0167BG1, 0204AG2,
0205AG1, 0230AG1,
0231AG1

300450657244

 

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