Voluntary OTC Product Recall
March 12, 2010 By Andrew Joseph
On January 15, 2010, McNeil Consumer Healthcare in the U.S., in consultation with the U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration), announced a voluntary recall of certain lots of OTC (over-the-counter) products in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. In Canada, the impact does not extend beyond Rolaids Antacid Tablets packaged in bottles of 150 and 100 counts.
In consultation with Health Canada, McNeil Consumer Healthcare (Canada), Division of Johnson & Johnson Inc., is voluntarily recalling bottles of Rolaids Antacid Tablets manufactured in the US. The Canadian company is taking this voluntary action as a precaution following consumer reports of an unusual odor.
Based on an ongoing investigation, uncharacteristic odors have been linked back to certain wood pallets used in the transportation and storage of packaging materials used in the affected product. McNeil has discontinued the use of these pallets to transport and store its packaging materials.
Consumers who have purchased bottles of Rolaids Antacid Tablets are asked to stop using the product and contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare (Canada) at 1-800-661-4659, Monday-Friday 8a.m. to 8p.m. EST for instructions on how to return or replace the product. Consumers can also log on to the internet at www.jnjcanada.com.
Rolaids Antacid Product Recall Information:
Lot numbers for the recalled products can be found on the side of the bottle label.
Description DIN/NPN UPC (EA) LOT Numbers
Regular Strength Original 150s 2239904 60093200206 AAA526, ACA014, ADA269, AFA052
Regular Strength Spearmint 150s 2239904 60093200213 ABA151, ABA400, ABA401, ABA402, AEA013, ALA257
Extra Strength Freshmint 100s 2240505 60093200237 SSA156, ABA398, SSA236, ADA181, AHA044, AEA198
Extra Strength Mixed Fruit 100s 2240505 60093200244 AAA249, ACA259, AEA196, AFA318, ALA133
Multi-Symptom Berry 100s 2247314 60245200443 ABA535, AHA075