Johnson & Johnson recalls children’s cold and allergy medication

Johnson & Johnson the American pharmaceutical company has issued a major recall of over-the counter cold and asthma medication for children.

Included in the recall is 4 million units of Children’s Benadryl tablets; 800,000 bottles of Motrin; 71,000 packages of Rolaids.

The company recalled the products due to “insufficiencies in the development of the manufacturing process.”

The recall is not at the consumer-level and is aimed at the wholesale and retail level.

Johnson & Johnson has received harsh criticism about this recall because it appears as if the company did a secret or a “phantom” recall, hiring a private contractor to purchase potentially defective Motrin tables. Apparently the secret buyback was to circumvent a recall. See the FDA web-site “Johnson and Johnson’s Recall of Children’s Tylenol and Other Children’ Medicines and The Phantom Recall of Motrin (Part 2)”

For specific information on the recall, see the McNeil Consumer Health Care Product Recall web-site.

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