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December 10th, 2010
07:15 AM ET

Rolaids recalls 13 million packages

(CNNMoney.com) - Johnson & Johnson's McNeil division announced a recall Thursday of more than 13 million packages of various Rolaids medicines following consumer complaints of foreign materials, including metal and wood particles.

McNeil Consumer Healthcare, which makes over-the-counter drugs such as Tylenol, Rolaids, and Benadryl, said it was recalling all lots of Rolaids Extra Strength Softchews, Rolaids Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews, and Rolaids Multi-Symptom plus Anti-Gas Softchews distributed in the United States.

McNeil spokesman Marc Boston said the Rolaids recalls involve products that were made for McNeil by a third-party manufacturer. McNeil said that while the risk of serious adverse health consequences is remote, it is advising consumers who have purchased these recalled products to discontinue use.

Consumers who purchased the recalled products should contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare, either at http://www.rolaids.com/ or by calling 1-888-222-6036 about receiving a refund.

The company said consumers who have medical concerns or questions should contact their health care provider


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  1. brian tourville

    "McNeil spokesman Marc Boston said the Rolaids recalls involve products that were made for McNeil by a third-party manufacturer."

    Safe to say they weren't MADE in CHINA .. right?

    December 10, 2010 at 7:20 am |