Consumers found an unwelcomed surprise when they took Rolaids soft chew antacid medicine. Metal and wood particles were mixed into the drug, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson.
McNeil Consumer Healthcare said the foreign particles in the Rolaids were likely introduced during production at a third-party manufacture, according to a statement.
The products affected by the recall are:
- Rolaids Extra Strength Softchews
- Rolaids Extra Strength Plus Gas Softchews
- Rolaids Multi-Symptom Plus Anti-Gas Softchews
Although McNeil said the possibility of a health hazard is low, the company is urging consumers to stop using the medicine. The company has suspended production of Rolaids and it will not begin again until corrective actions are taken. The medicines were sold nationwide, according to news reports .
As a North Charleston personal injury lawyer , I'm happy to hear that those who found the debris in their products did not suffer from more serious personal injury. Johnson & Johnson has issued various recalls this year, including "nine million bottles of liquid Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom to update labels, 71,000 packages of soft chewable Rolaids because of an unusual texture caused by crystallized sugar, four million packages of Benadryl, 850,000 bottles of Motrin," and DePuy Orthopaedic hip implants for early failure rates. If you or a loved one has been injured by a Johnson & Johnson unit company, contact a personal injury lawyer.