Rolaids Products recalled

| 13/12/2010

(CNS): Several Rolaid antacid products have been recalled because metal and wood particles were suspected to be in the bottles, and local supermarket chain, Foster’s Food Fair IGA say they have proactively pulled all the affected products from their shelves and encourage all customers who have purchased this product to return the affected product to their Foster’s Food Fair IGA of purchase for a full refund. The affected products sold by Foster’s are: Rolaids Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews, Tropical Fruit 12 ct, Rolaids Extra Strength Softchews, Cherry 18 ct, Rolaids Extra Strength Softchews, Cherry 36 ct, and Rolaids Multi-Symptom plus Anti-Gas Softchews, Tropical Fruit 12 ct.

Johnson and Johnson, a unit of Mc Neil Consumer Healthcare, Inc. announced the voluntary recall in consultation with the US Food and Drug Administration. Although so far there have been no serious injuries or deaths as a result of the contaminated bottles, there have been numerous complaints of smaller side effects. Some of the injuries and side effects of taking the contaminated antacids have been tooth/gum injury, vomiting and abnormal taste.

The company also commented that the wood and metal particles probably made it into the packaging in the manufacturing process where the bottles are put together and filled.

Until Foster’s Food Fair IGA has a further correspondence from the manufacture on this affected product, moving forward, it will not be available.

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Consumers with questions can call Fosters’ Consumer Care Center at 1-888-222-6036 (available Monday-Friday from 8am – 8pm ET and Saturday – Sunday, 9am – 5pm Eastern Time).

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I thought wood chips was good for you 

  2. Anonymous says:

    I remember a 60 Minutes program some years ago that detailed a company in India that made pain relievers for a well known US drug company. It was discovered that the company in India was using 55 gallon drums to mix the ingredients and that the workers were using pieces of 2×4 wood to stir the mixture. With that revelation in mind, I’m not surprised that they would find wood and metal in medicine bottles.