NEW YORK (MainStreet) – A major recall of 13 million Rolaids packages was announced Thursday by the product’s maker, Johnson & Johnson.
The Rolaids Softchews were recalled after receiving reports of foreign materials in the product. A company spokesperson said they received a small number of reports of adverse reactions to the product, including vomiting and gum and tooth problems.
The discovery of the materials – including wood and metal particles – prompted the recall of all lots of three varieties of Softchews: Extra Strength Softchews, Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews and Multi-Symptom plus Anti-Gas Softchews. While the company claims that “the risk of serious adverse health consequences is remote,” it advised customers to stop using the product immediately.
This is not the first time Rolaids has been recalled this year – in January it was among several drugs recalled by Johnson & Johnson due to a moldy smell that sickened some people. And it’s the latest in a long line of recalls for Johnson & Johnson, which has been forced to recall everything from children’s Tylenol to hip replacements to Mylanta this year.
A full list of affected products is available on Johnson & Johnson’s website. Customers who purchased one of the recalled items should call 1-888-222-6036 for instructions on receiving a refund.
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