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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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