All lots, totaling 13 million, of Rolaids Extra Strength Softchews, Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews, and Rolaids Multi-Symptom plus Anti-Gas soft chews that were distributed in the United States have been recalled. The reason for the recall is that there have been several complaints that the product is tainted with metal and wood particles. This is the latest in a string of recalls for McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc.
All lots of Children’s BENADRYL® Allergy FASTMELT® Tablets, in cherry and grape flavors, that were distributed in the United States and some other countries, as well as, Junior Strength MOTRIN® Caplets, 24 count, have also been recalled.
McNeill has voluntarily conducted these recalls in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration. The company has also investigated why these incidents have occurred. Following a preliminary investigation, it appears that the foreign particles may have been introduced into the product during manufacturing at a third party facility. McNeill has suspended production of the products until a final outcome has been determined and corrective action has taken place to prevent such incidents from happening again.
People who have any of the affected McNeill products should not use the product and contact McNeil for a refund. Though the risk of serious illness from the recalled products seems to be low, it is important to contact a physician if you are experiencing unusual symptoms after use of any McNeil product.
It is important to note that all drugs are associated with risks. It is important to read product labels and package inserts about medications before you take them. It is important to review any medications you are taking with your physician.
Burton Padove, Indiana and Illinois lawyer, is available to help those who are injured because of defective products. He can be reached at (877) 446 5294.