13 Million Packs of Rolaids Recalled

Rolaids Softchews May Contain Wood, Metal Particles

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WebMD Health News

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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