Friday, December 3, 2010

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Millions Of Antacids

LOS ANGELES, Dec 3 (Bernama) -- Johnson & Johnson (J&J) said on Thursday that it is pulling millions of bottles of antacids from shelves because they don't list the alcohol content of flavoring agents, reports China's Xinhua news agency.

The recall involved 12 million bottles of Mylanta and 85,000 bottles of Alternagel, the company said on its website.

There are no safety concerns related to the recall and consumers can still use the products as directed, said the company.

A spokesperson for the company said the alcohol content is less than one percent and is unlikely to cause adverse effects in alcohol-sensitive individuals.

The recalled products were connected to the company's plant in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.

"Certain flavoring agents contribute small (less than 1 percent) amounts of alcohol. It is unlikely that use of these products will cause either absorption or alcohol sensitivity related adverse events."

J&J has been plagued by recalls all year. It has announced more than half a dozen recalls that included products such as Children' s Tylenol, Benadryl, and Motrin.

The company is already under criminal and congressional investigation due to quality control issues, according to ABC News.


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